Hurricane Irene has blow through. Yesterday it was a steady rain and wind…but definitely not living up to the hype of the TV newscasters. Woke up at 1:52 AM to very strong winds and the “thrumming” sound of a nearby power sub-station that often means we are about to lose power. A lazy morning wake up and happy to report that the power is still on. There are still strong breezes and the sun is moving in and out of the clouds. Two of my neighbors are out sweeping and blowing the leaves that fell during the storm. I decided to check out the yard to see if anything interesting had occurred overnight.