We are currently under a Red Flag warning that went into effect last night. The warning signifies extreme fire danger. We are experiencing very high winds -- 25 mph with gusts over 50 mph. The news stations are reporting that there have been some gusts up to 80 mph. LAX was closed for awhile last night, some people lost power, the fire stations are at the ready, and we are picking up fallen limbs. All those beautiful leaves on the trees? Gone. There was a huge pile of them down by the barn this morning. I was in my workday rush mode so didn't have the camera with me. The wind had swept them into a pile the size of a 12x12 stall but perfectly shaped like a heart. Brett was complaining about the dogs running through them (it's about two feet deep) and I pointed out to him the heart. He had to smile then.
When we turned the horses out for breakfast, Flash exploded out of his stall into the pasture and Jackson was doing the snakey head thing so much I thought it was going to fall off. The donkeys were squealing, the rabbits were scarfing their morning treats and the goats were running amok. Funny how the wind makes everyone frisky. The wind is quite cold (and forecast to get even colder) so my ears were aching and my fingers, even in my gloves, burning.
This windy storm is supposed to be with us until Friday evening. My morning commute was all about dodging tumbleweeds and cranking up the heater. December is certainly here in full force!