Stormy Weather

As the year slides forward into spring (don’t get me started about the clocks going forward an hour, plunging the kitties and me back into the hated morning darkness), it seems to be slipping back into winter. All the rain we didn’t get in January and February seems to be descending on us now.

One of Hooterville’s oldest residents (and a sixth generation Hootervillian) says that we will get a good six inches of rain this week. Given the two inches of rain I found in the gauge after Storm One, I think he’s probably right.

So far the power has stayed on, probably because Rob has the generator all set up now. But looking at the ocean this morning, grey and wild, it looks like there’s more weather coming our way.

As I drove to the Big Town yesterday, a young deer darted across the rainy, wind-swept Ridge. I waited, knowing that, as with mice, there’s Never Just One deer. Sure enough, another one made its graceful way across the road. Then another. Then another. And another. There were six or seven of them all told. I waited a little while after the final fawn, just in case.

And as I entered the outskirts of the Big Town, a wild turkey strolled across the highway, far less concerned about cars than the deer. He looked around curiously as he made his way across the road and cars braked madly.

Country living!

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5 Comments


  1. Good for you for caring about those beautiful animals that surround your area. Sorry to hear that so much rain has recently poured down on you, it’s a pain now but will bring benefits to your garden in the not so distance future.


  2. I’m glad you were able to wait until the deer passed by….I dread hitting one of these gorgeous creatures. Aren’t wild turkeys the funniest birds – especially when they decide to fly or even just run….?


  3. Well, we do need the rain. And I wold have had to water the garden if it hadn’t! I do love the wildlife around here – as long as it stays outside and leaves my cats alone.

    I worry about hitting a deer, too. I feel sure it will happen one of these days.

    The wild turkey was so funny looking – and it did have a really funny walk. I quite enjoyed watching it, though other drivers did not seem to be amused.


  4. I’ve just read your lovely, most recent entry on your father. (The individual page for that post seems to be broken, I got a 404 and couldn’t comment there.)

    How very lucky you are to have had such a wonderful relationship with your father! I envy you deeply.

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