Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Hurrican Gonzalo

When we got up this morning we thought that the tail-end of Gonzalo had missed us, as it was a pleasant morning.   But no, it just hadn't arrived.   Later in the morning it arrived in force; there is a very strong gale blowing and one minute it is brilliant, glishy sunshine, the next minute pouring with rain.  I can't stand up outside the kitchen door, so I am staying put today.   Even Tess was reluctant to go out with the farmer for her lunch-time walk.

I had thought to go and visit friend M this afternoon, but have been unable to raise her on the telephone so I decided to stay at home.   As I had one of my periodic bad nights, perhaps it is just as well.  One thing is for sure - there is hardly a leaf to be seen on a single deciduous tree visible from my kitchen window.  Left to the wind all the leaves come off and (hopefully) the wind sweeps them into heaps too.   As I once read an old man said, "I don't bother sweeping up the leaves in Autumn, I leave old Borealis to do it for me" (Borealis being the North wind).

15 comments:

Doc said...

We should pay more attention to our dogs….stay in.

Joanne Noragon said...

We have begun three days of unrelenting rain. Interesting how easily we endure three days of unrelenting sunshine.

John Gray said...

I am just about to light the log burner , pour myself a wine and look army pumpkin

Bovey Belle said...

I can never understand why the Council pay good money to workmen to use a blower to clear leaves from the lane-sides. The first gust of wind will just blow them all back again. Crazy!

I hope you haven't had any damage. We just had a corner of it, a bit blowy for a while, but it's cleared and calmed and cooled down now.

angryparsnip said...

One would just hope the leaves just don't end up in your yard.

cheers, parsnip

Heather said...

I was waiting for the wind and heavy rain which was forecast but we have had a mostly sunny day with the odd light shower. The wind has been very strong but intermittent, so it sounds as if we have got away with it.
There are still plenty of leaves on our trees and many of them have yet to change colour.

Terry and Linda said...

Wind that knocks you off your feet is a very STRONG wind indeed!

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JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

We are under wind warnings for tonight - and 100% chance of rain for tomorrow - so a good time to stay indoors and have a cup of tea and some freshly baked gingersnaps.

The Broad said...

It's been raining for three days here in South Korea. Sunshine is promised from tomorrow. Good for blogging and catching up!

The Broad said...

It's been raining for three days here in South Korea. Sunshine is promised from tomorrow. Good for blogging and catching up!

The Broad said...

It's been raining for three days here in South Korea. Sunshine is promised from tomorrow. Good for blogging and catching up!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Not too bad down here; breezy, certainly, but not destructive. And like the old man said it's piled up the leaves in my backyard very neatly indeed.

Sarah Head said...

Hi Pat, I've sent you the email again. Hopefully third time lucky.

thelma said...

Well our leaves are still on; dogs have the right approach.....

The Weaver of Grass said...

The wind has died down to day but the rain is still hanging arou nd. Thanks for calling.