First, it was so hot and dry that there were some serious fires nearby. The sky was full of smoke.
That's the sun!
Then we had a giant windstorm. Power was out at some places for 10 days. The wind blew over fences and trees. We were safe, and we didn't lose power. We were very blessed!
Fence blown over, and trampoline.
Siding on the house blown off.
Finally we got some snow. This is what an elementary school field looks like after the first snowfall: