Dec 09 2012

After the Storm

Published by at 5:47 pm under Country Life,Garden,Weather

Before

After

Well, the storm kicked our collective butts for about 10 days, dumping 8 inches (20+ centimeters) of rain, taking the power out twice in Hooterville (and keeping it out in the Big Town for a selected few residents for a week), and closing the road to civilization twice as well. Then it blew away, leaving wreckage in its wake, but almost laughably blue skies* overhead:

Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humor.

As you can see, I am going to need a couple of cups of Rob to fix the passion flower vine. It will have to be unwound from the wreckage of the tree and relocated, I think. The purple honeysuckle is still lying beside the house. Its trellis will have to be mended somehow. It braved all the storms last year, but this year it’s been having a hard time. I looked at my blog from this time last year, and I was still watering the garden instead of the Almighty doing it, as my atheist father used to say.

Anyway, we look set for fair skies for the next few days, though that does mean that the nights are pretty cold. It’s been hovering around the 32F/0C mark outside, and the 45F/7C mark inside when I get up in the morning darkness. But it’s like someone has turned up the stars and planets – they blaze and glitter against the black winter sky.

*Sorry about the Batman angle, but I took it from the car when Megan was driving.

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2 Responses to “After the Storm”

  1. Guy Charbonneauon 10 Dec 2012 at 4:30 am

    Mother Nature has a way to let us humans know that’s she’s still in charge and to not forget her power and might. Only the strongest will survive and it’s been this way since the beginning of time.

  2. Joyon 10 Dec 2012 at 6:15 pm

    You certainly have had some extreme weather in your neck of the woods of late. Hope it will improve…..permanently. So unnerving
    to lose power, I have always found.

    Hope you will soon get some help with your plants…..and that they will survive their battering.

    jx

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