Unfortunately, our Richmond yard did not fare as well, but we were extremely fortunate that our home and cars were spared. A large part of a tree came down right on our front porch during the first half of the storm. Here's a view from our front door during the storm:
And here are a few other shots of the clean-up ahead of us. The yard and driveway are so covered with branches and leaves that you cannot really tell where the driveway is.
We are also completely without power, as is most of Richmond, and the reports are saying it could take up to a week to restore power. Minor inconveniences, really, in light of what could have happened. We hope that everyone in Irene's path fared as well.