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Monday, November 15, 2010

She's got the power...

Today has been windy, rainy and un nerving.
It will be a dark and stormy night.
The beginning of this type of weather has begun and truth be told, people in these parts get a wee bit nervous.
2006 was one of the worst windstorms we had in a century.
Living amongst big trees is a blessing and a curse.
Mother nature in all her glory can unleash a wicked and deadly blow.
So we hunker down and hope the power stays on.
The longest we were without was 6 days but luckily we have an excellent wood stove which, if we have to, we can cook on top of it.
So today I've been preparing...
a big pot of marinara sauce...
Lots of candles and the hurricane lamp on standby...
Kettle full on the woodstove...
A good book on the go.
Not so bad if you're ready for it.
Still, when those gusts come through, sounding like a freight train, my shoulders hunch up a bit, the heart jumps a few beats faster, secret promises are made with the almighty...
And we brace for it...
Hope for the best.
Not a lot you can do about it, really.
Just cozy up to the heat and marvel in the power.


farmlady said...

Love the peek inside your home. Looks cozy and warm on a blistery fall day.
Mother Nature will always win. It's no contest really. She is always calling the shots.

the wild magnolia said...

The photos are very good, you have a nice home with special treasures.

Thanks for sharing!

Jaime said...

I would so love to have a wood stove. I live in an area that loses its power quite often during these wind storms. And while I think it is romantic and so super wonderfully quiet when the power goes's COLD!