The huge storm blew though today. Winds whipping the trees and sending branches and leaves every which way. Rain poured for hours. Our pool, which needed water, does no longer. I walked down the street at one point to check it out and cleaned out two storm drains. Carefully, mind you. The water was rushing down in a flood. I was soaked of course.
I put a big wide metal bowl out on the deck to collect water. Put a stone in it. The wind blew it clean off the deck, some 20 feet away. I positioned it against a big pot. The wind blew it across the deck in a different direction. I got a brick and put it in and wedged the bowl against the fence. It stayed put.
I now have a huge bowl of rain water which I have already filled up one bottle from and the bowl is still pretty full! Love that storm energy.