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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.

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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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Comments: 9

  • Jo

    November 12, 2015
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    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.

  • November 13, 2015
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    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.

  • November 13, 2015
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    What wonderful weather! How magical.

  • Fil

    November 14, 2015
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    What brilliant photos Veronica – a much nicer way of looking at the weather ๐Ÿ™‚ I think we caught the tail end of that storm on Thursday night ..
    Fil @ Filโ€™s Place – Old songs and Memories

  • daryledelstein

    November 16, 2015
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    we had horrible weather last week too … and this thursday promises to be very very wet

  • November 18, 2015
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    They sure are brilliant photos V. I love that gently borrowed ? .. You take care and stay dry …

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