An amazing storm passed through at dinner time.
Trash cans were lifted out of the back
breezeway area and dropped back down.
Rain poured in through the east windows.
It was really difficult to open the porch door.
(because of the pressure difference
between inside and outside???)
And, then, calm and clear skies.

Here are the wonderful hellebores.
They are also called Lenten Rose.
In early spring,
the flower stalks appear almost overnight . . .

The flower heads hang downward . . .

But, if you look underneath
or, if your camera does . . .