First of all, is anyone else having problems with something new in the way WordPress have organised things? I no longer find the way when writing a blog, my app is no longer working as it used to, and moderating comments is no longer as simple as it was. Everything is much more complicated. I wrote on the forum to WordPress to see what is going on. Perhaps I missed something somewhere.
Today Switzerland and other European countries were visited by a hurricane, I mentioned it this morning in a blog. Winds were very high and it could have been Autumn again when I saw my garden afterwards, full of leaves.
One of our trees had been on a slant for some months. The taller it grew the more it began to lean. Luckily it was planted behind one of the bicycle sheds, although watching it waver in the wind, it was not certain where it would eventually arrive when it might fall.
Winds were getting stronger and we had lashing rain in between, something like an end of the world mood. At lunch time we were in the kitchen and afterwards Mr. Swiss saw that the tree has now been uprooted. It no longer withstood the strong winds and toppled, luckily onto the roof of the shed. I met my neighbour whose apartment was directly opposite the tree, and he said it fell in a good place, otherwise it would have fallen into his garden. He was in the process of removing his Christmas Tree from the garden which the storm had also blown over. One tree less I suppose, but it was always in the way when I wanted to take a photo.
The neighbour told me that the motorways were closed in our area and there were a few lorries that had toppled over. I saw a report of a scaffolding that collapsed on a house. Luckily no-one was injured, and I am glad that our building work is now finished. There have been no casualties up to now. It is late afternoon and it seems the worst is through. Tomorrow it will be constant torrential rain, but at least no longer such strong winds.