Every Saturday there’s a great Farmers Market downtown, and with Hurricane Ian gone, the market is setting up for another busy morning – I took photos before most people had arrived (and City Hall, too):
I first took notice of the then not-even-tropical-storm a week ago, when the future path from way east and south in the Atlantic was first predicted to head for Florida:
As we know Hurricane Ian eventually made landfall near Cape Coral and was EXTREMELY DESTRUCTIVE!
As it destroyed property on the Gulf Coast, we began to feel it’s effects here with wet and windy weather, on Wednesday … overnight into Thursday, about 1am we lost power …
Throughout Thursday Hurricane Ian slowly crossed Florida, delivering windy wet weather and preventing any power repairs … the winds were bad for a few of our plants but we escaped with no damage (although fencing was blown down next-door):
We spent Thursday night with candles and no power – and the power was still off this morning …
I took a walk downtown and along the trail this morning; I saw one of probably many power company repair trucks – and two downed trees along the trail (one completely blocking the trail so I had to turn back):
Power returned to our home mid-morning; we had to throw away some of the freezer contents but had no damage – very thankful that we didn’t experience worse (I can’t imagine what residents near Cape Coral / Fort Myers / Sanibel / etc will do now) …
Hamlin car show
We used to have regular car shows in Winter Garden but they got cancelled during covid and haven’t returned (and the parking spaces downtown that they used, are now outdoor seating); but yesterday there was a car show near the cinema in Hamlin, and I went down to take photos (about 20 minutes drive rather than 15 minutes walk to the old event in town).
Rain threatened so I didn’t stay long – and there were less (and newer) cars to see, but still fun to see them!