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Windstorm!

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The Windy Ones are having their day.  Power’s out, the ferry can’t dock, and I have two hours of battery time left on my laptop.  Outside, the wind rushes through the alder grove and towering cedar trees, making it too noisy to hear each other talk. The surf is pounding high, a half mile away.  They say the winds are gusting up to 80 mph. It’s a little scary.  But inside, there’s a lovely fire in our stone fireplace, Craig is reading by candlelight and I’m sketching and doing a Tarot reading. We managed to bake cornbread during the hour the power was on this morning so we have something good to eat. We have hot tea too, and later we’ll barbeque our dinner on the deck. In the windstorm. It’s too hard to upload photos at this 26000 dialup speed, but maybe tomorrow. Craig wants to go blooping now (drive the island loop) and shoot video of the storm, so maybe we’ll even have that to post too.  I’m grateful for the power of the wild elements, and I’m grateful for my cozy and comfortable home.

Blessings, dear ones.   Oya!

Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Deb Wed - Nov 15th 2006 7:36 pm

    So glad to hear that you are embracing the storm. Cuz it’s here whether we do or not! I have been on generator at the hospital most of the day, and having to reboot electrical equipment over and over. I’ll be glad when it calms down a bit. But I too am looking forward to a cozy fire at home.

  • Kim Thu - Nov 16th 2006 12:45 am

    Stay safe and cozy and have fun! It’s good it’s not too cold, eh? We lost power for two and a half hours a couple of days ago, but it was in the middle of the night so we just snuggled up and went to sleep.

  • Monte Thu - Nov 16th 2006 6:24 pm

    I don’t remember how exactly I stumbled on your site. I was doing some writing, then looking for inspiring artwork…which led to looking for tarot deck art…which in turn brought me here where I’ve found inspiring art by accident. I feel calmed and refreshed just by glancing at your words and photos and have found the inspiration I need. It’s been a blessing accidently “bumping into” you. Blessed be

  • KerrdeLune (Cate) Fri - Nov 17th 2006 6:07 am

    The goddess Oya at work indeed. . . . It’s windy and rainy here too, and the internet keeps embracing the void every few minutes. At such times, a casserole of hot cornbread, a fire on the hearth, a pot of tea and companionship are good for the soul.

  • Joanna Fri - Nov 17th 2006 8:45 am

    Thanks everyone for your lovely comments (especially you Monte) — the windstorm is over but its ramifications are not. One full day without power was fun and romantic, the prospect of several more days not so much, especially when the water ran out (electric pump to the well). So we spent the night in town last night and will either go home today or tomorrow. Just called the island store and they said the PSE trucks are on the island, so that’s a good sign. One day power outages are fairly common on the island in the winter, but this is the first time we can remember several days without power in about ten years. Not sure if it’s worth buying a generator or not. No one was hurt in this storm, that’s the most important thing. Blessed be.