It was beautiful yesterday. Sunny, warm, calm.
Today I was woken up by the distinct sound of gusts of wind hurtling around the house, accompanied by something falling over out front.
Sigh. Get up, put on rain gear, grab iPhone to document damage.
Rudbeckia, flattened. This is the one plant that over wintered from last year. I know it got too tall for the recycled salt-box, but my plants always get bigger than I expect them to. Now propped up in a calmer corner.
Sunflower 2 down! This one is more worrying. It’s in a heavy pot, and instead of falling over it bent over at the stem. It’s not broken, though. Now hiding behind me, propped up by a dead olive tree. I had to hold a leaf with my lips as I couldn’t hold the heavy pot and steady the stem at the same time, too windy!
While writing this, there was a blast of wind so strong I had to say ‘holy shit.’ And now the sun is trying to come out.
Ahh, Ireland in the Autumn!