I'm not out of the woods yet. I feel better, but not completely. My back has been aching and grabbing for at least two weeks. If I move the wrong way, or when I sneeze or cough (allergies...), it's agony. The only things I can think of that might have caused the back pain are the two long plane rides I took in February, and all the driving I did while I was in North Carolina. The pain started while I was over there.
We have been having rainy, gray days for a while now. Yesterday, we had strong winds again, and I noticed a huge branch had broken out of a tree in a neighbor's yard and was lying on the ground right by the road. The photos here of the woods around the edges of the vineyard are some that I took on Sunday, February 25 — 48 hours after my return to France.