Gorgeous, sunny, cool day. The storm roared through, dumped 5 inches of rain on top of the steady inches of accumulation from days before, then departed. Sunshine and clear skies today. The ground is awfully squishy.
The wind was not so bad. Irene was a tropical storm when she arrived here. There is flooding and power outages and trees down all over the state, but we never lost power, and had little wind damage.
A silver maple on the hill broke apart, but that was it. Zinnias flopped over. The flowering tobacco couldn't be propped back up, so they had to come out.
Today the deck furniture is back in place, a few of the toppled annuals are staked, and all is as if the storm never came through.