But I'm a bit worried about the female kitten, as I haven't seen her for a couple of days, nor the mother cat. Perhaps the mother is about to have another litter of kittens and they've gone off together. The toms are both hanging around, though.
It's a good thing the oaks, the walnut, and the fruitless mulberry are bare, or just about bare. The twigs and branches offer the wind little resistance and so the trees are unlikely to come down. But the pines were often bent several feet this afternoon, and thrashed about alarmingly. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see one or more crash if we get more such wind, especially now that the ground around their roots is thoroughly soaked.
The evening has been quiet compared to the afternoon, but there are still brief periods of driving rain and gusty wind. I think I'll call this storm Wolf, as it makes me feel like one of the three little pigs. My house is built of sticks. Well, standard sizes of lumber, with wood siding, but same thing essentially. Close enough for it to shake. You're not coming in, Wolf!