Ivy and lichens cling tightly to the trunk of a tree. Even the high winds can't peel them away.
Still, the edges of these systems brush by us bringing rain and high winds, although not anywhere near what they experience along the coasts. This morning the wind kicked up around five o'clock and it's gusting out there now. It's much less violent than Thursday night's wind, thankfully. And it's also raining this morning. Callie and I will be heading out for our walk soon. I'll need the rain hood.