A Pacific storm and a long day
We all knew it was coming.
A Pacific storm slammed into the West Coast today bringing winds and rain which cancelled ferry sailings, upturned umbrellas and transformed roads into rivers.
And to think that when I cleaned the leaves off my patio table I thought how good it would be for the wood to dry out! Ha!
Chloe was planning a good hike this afternoon and I had to be out all day across town. Still, we can’t always get what we want, so Dunkirk and all that, bundled up and out I went.
The storm really set in by this afternoon. I caught the meteorologist call it “a rain river” and described it as a huge band of moisture stretching across the entire Pacific all the way from Japan.
Well, I believe it!
But still wanted to see it for myself:
(gently borrowed form Environment Canada)
Whoa! Do you see that outline in the top right hand corner? That’s the Canadian Pacific and my whereabouts.
So I think I might try to wait out this storm, work form home, and maybe begin a slow transformation to Christmas. After all, the amaryllis is beginning to bud…
…the brass candlesticks are waiting for their white candles…
…and I can keep the sunshine in my heart till it comes back again.
That storm certainly did hit today, didn’t it? It is still blowing, up to about 50 mph – and our rain is finally starting. They are saying 110 inches of snow for Mt. Baker over the next few days – we sure need it. Lovely photos – and the rain ones are so interesting. Stay warm and dry.
Of course, it must have hit you too Joanne! Yes, bring on the snow! So lovely to look up at the local mountains and see the snow after an entire spring/summer without. Such a very strange sight.
Debra She Who Seeks
I will never again say on my blog that I stole or swiped an image from elsewhere — “gently borrowed” is my new terminology now! Thanks for letting me gently borrow it.
Absolutely! We are gentle ladies after all, we do not swipe…lol 😀
What wonderful weather! How magical.
What brilliant photos Veronica – a much nicer way of looking at the weather 🙂 I think we caught the tail end of that storm on Thursday night ..
Fil @ Fil’s Place – Old songs and Memories
Did you really? Gosh, I often have similar weather here in Canada and in Oxfordshire. 😀
we had horrible weather last week too … and this thursday promises to be very very wet
They sure are brilliant photos V. I love that gently borrowed ? .. You take care and stay dry …