Man, the wind was so strong it woke me from a sound sleep and it scared me too. I am surrounded by ultra tall trees and I worry enough about those without 60 mile per hour winds and gusts. It sounded like the siding was apt to be torn off, never mind branches and so on crashing to the ground. Luckily no damage that I am aware of yet. The lightening and thunder were pretty bad too. The wind is still blowing but only about 30 mph.
I changed the header to a picture I took in the summer of last year. I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for those comments. The picture crusher element of blogger cut it off pretty severely but the important part is there. :-)
Several folks have kindly commented on the different presentation of pictures I have in Flickr, as opposed to here in Blogger, meaning the words I use to paint a story to go with the picture I post there at Flickr. Those words of praise or caring to me regarding the way I present my photos means a lot to me and I am truly and sincerely grateful. Sis and Twin, thank you. And I just last evening discovered that Michiko San wrote a testimonial for me on Flickr. (((((HUGS)))) and what a delightful surprise, one that made me smile. I'm going to drive over there to Australia again this weekend so you don't have to use your gasoline, Sis. That's my way of saying thank you. (((HUGS)))