I tried to get a video but there was no time to get my camera(and somebody should remind me to charge the batteries) so I took videos with my phone. The resolution is rubbish. But you can see how strong was the wind and in between my garden still as a mouse :)
On the other side of the street things were looking like there is a war. Since most of the houses around my house are weekend houses there was nobody home to pick up the stuff they left outside. There were flying benches, olive trees rolling around together with their pots, empty pots, bowls, roof tiles. Our neighbor was left without a part of the roof.
Once my batteries were charged(today) this was the result of the yesterdays "party."
The only damage in our yard is my Morning glory. I tied it up so it would make a shade in front of my window. Now it's not making one. I placed it back on the wall but I had to cut parts of it so who knows if it will survive and bloom.
And on "the right side of the street" things are looking a bit different.
Trees trees everywhere.
Some of them are ready for removing. There was nothing left of them.
The only good thing was that we didn't have any hail. We didn't get any rain also but we will survive this...somehow.
Since there was no damage in my garden I just went and did my harvest like every other day.
I picked up 2 kilos of tomatoes. Some cucumbers, blackberries and a few baby beets (just pulling out the ones that were too small)
I have 2 new varieties that are ready for harvest:
As you can see I pick my tomatoes when they turn orange and not red. The reason is simple. In a downhill garden if you leave your tomatoes to turn red you'll be searching for them somewhere at the end of the garden. As soon as they get close to maturing they fall off. And I don't like looking for my tomatoes like going to the mushroom hunt. :)
Today I also had to pick all my peppers. I got 2 kilos of peppers.
I know that I should leave them to turn red but here that is just not possible.
This is why:
As soon as my peppers start changing color they rot. The reason is of course our weather. The nights are cold and the days are too hot. They need to long time to turn red and instead of it they get cooked by the afternoon sun. So I pick all of them up before they turn red. Better green peppers then no peppers at all :D