This morning we woke with a little anxiety to get outside and see if everything was in it’s place as we expected following Hurricane Irene’s brush with Northern Virginia. As luck would have it, everything seems to have made it through the night of rain and wind with little adverse impact.
I took the video below to document what our back yard looked like for future reference. Some things are worth noting: Before Irene’s eye passed us, we saw strong winds blowing our willow tree from right to left. This morning we had slightly less strong winds blowing our willow tree from left to right (this makes sense when you think about it, but I wasn’t expecting it). Also, our pond level rose roughly 3 inches following the rain.