All yesterday the wind blew hard out of the west/east/north. I know because of the directions that my benches situated around Ragnarok fell over. Indy and I took a walk but when we were in the open, we were pelted by tiny hard snowflakes and when we went into the relative protection of the woods I was concerned about staying there when I saw all of the dead limbs and trees that had fallen since we were there two days ago. The wind gusted all night and this morning it's more of the same. It caught the worn spot next to the handle on the back screen door and ripped the mesh to shreds. I can cope. Went into town yesterday and picked up another jigsaw puzzle.