Seriously though, I've seen some high desert winds before, but not for weeks-on-end and not so violent! We have a lot of mature trees and I'm beginning to worry about them losing branches or toppling into the dining room totally uninvited and without a hostess gift.
Bottom line, if the house blows down, or I end up clear in Oz, I won't be surprised.
This has hampered my pending "look at my garden isn't is pretty" post because I had to cover all of the plants with pots to try and protect them. Also, I put in a whole bunch of Freesias in the backyard (the shaded, well watered part) and it promptly blew over. Frown. They had already bloomed for the year, but maybe they'll survive and bloom properly for us next year. Or do they bloom continuously until their blooming season is over? I didn't do proper research on these guys.
The pine cones from the giant tree in the front yard keep dropping on the roof and pitter-pattering all the way down the shingles. That should be real peaceful for sleeping. SIGH, is it summer yet?