Sunday, December 02, 2012

The Storm It Did Blow In

 This post may or may not make it to your desktop. It's been rough these past few days with the "atmospheric river" of storms that blew through here. Between Thursday and Sunday morning we had eight inches of rain and lots of wind. It wasn't a hurricane, but it was absolutely a significant weather system. 

One of the things about living out in the country is the general iffy-ness of the internet. That has at least been true here. And when it rains, forget it, you're pretty much reduced to less than dial-up on  your precious 2.5 mbps DSL download speed. Today I clocked in at .05! Whee!

I took a few pics before Thanksgiving when we had our first little storm blow through. Then, the big storm blew in a week later and changed the scenery for good. There's not a leaf between us and winter now.

After the deluge, even with the sky still moody and gray, the sun burst through with a light that made us run outside and look in every direction. It was crazy beautiful.

For a moment, I greeted the sun like it was a harbinger of spring. It was that bright and welcomed. Then I remembered, we haven't even made it to solstice yet. Oy.

7 comments:

  1. Nice photos. Captures the fleeting and misleading occasional sunbeams nicely!

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  2. when the sun broke out today, mom and I took a little stroll. Everyone was out with their pooches, faces turned toward the sun. It was glorious.

    It's going to be long winter: line up those home improvement (interior) projects my dears.

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  3. Yeah, it's too early to talk about spring yet.

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  4. I've been thinking of you all each time the weather map shows your section of the country. My goodness it has been rough out there. The only good thing is that it really does make one appreciate the normal.

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  5. Robin Andrea: Good to hear your personal account of what I hear on NPR. Where exactly/approximately are you located on the rainfall map? Which color band? Now, get out there and check out the gully you call a river--and take some pix!

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  6. You've been on my mind as I have watched the weird weather patterns in your neck of the woods. Stay safe.

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  7. I'm glad to know you weathered the bad storm!

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