A Pacific storm and a long day

November 12, 2015

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!

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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!

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But still wanted to see it for myself:
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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…

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…the brass candlesticks are waiting for their white candles…
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…and I can keep the sunshine in my heart till it comes back again.

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Wood burning, Chloe inspired art
In Remembrance

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  • Reply Jo November 12, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    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.

    • Reply Veronica November 13, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      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.

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks November 13, 2015 at 10:50 am

    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.

    • Reply Veronica November 13, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Absolutely! We are gentle ladies after all, we do not swipe…lol 😀

  • Reply sarah November 13, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    What wonderful weather! How magical.

  • Reply Fil November 14, 2015 at 2:03 am

    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

    • Reply Veronica November 15, 2015 at 6:18 am

      Did you really? Gosh, I often have similar weather here in Canada and in Oxfordshire. 😀

  • Reply daryledelstein November 16, 2015 at 6:11 am

    we had horrible weather last week too … and this thursday promises to be very very wet

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm November 18, 2015 at 9:04 am

    They sure are brilliant photos V. I love that gently borrowed ? .. You take care and stay dry …
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