(I found that simile on the World Wide Web . . I'm not nearly that poetical.)
I had read yesterday that it was coming but this is the strongest it has blown since we have lived here.
When I woke this morning I first heard it.
Then a bit later as I chatted up SWMBO she told me to look out at the patio.
This is what I saw.
Yes, the wind had picked up one corner of that outdoor astroturf and flipped it along with a metal bowl of rocks that were meant to hold it down.
So, yes, the wind is blowing and it's forecast to continue all day until around 5 this afternoon.
I have since picked up all the spilled stones, replaced them in the bowl and parked it on one of the patio chairs at the corner of the carpet.
We'll see how long that lasts.
Meantime, the whirligig is getting a workout.