Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Strange Weather for Fall

Life has been exhausting with appointments, deadlines, lists, etc. Therefore I am going to just spend a few hours admiring the world outside my door and take some deep breaths of that cooler air that has dipped in. Come with me, please.  First, I will tell you about last week.

Last week it rained and rained and rained and the wind blew and blew and blew and white caps came all the way up the river. That big ole front even pushed the tide as high as ever and it stayed for 48 hours before we went back to what we know as low tide.  Some docks went under and owners had to make sure that boats were tied solid!  You did not want to find your boat on top of your dock a day later, or in even worse events some boats just disappeared!

Those who owned canoes and kayaks and floats took everything all the way to their back doors.  This week boaters will have to be careful about the flotsam that is across the waters.    We checked with neighbors on the more open side facing the actual Bay and they did somewhat worse.  Strange weather for fall, but with climate change this is the new normal.

It was perfect weather for ducks...or maybe geese?  Now let us open the door today and see what gift awaits us.  A
s always, the sun eventually breaks through and we realize that we have been spared to plod through another day.

The sky is blue again to contrast with the red maple leaves that managed to hang on.

I will now sit down at my desk and count my blessings.


  1. Counting blessings is wonderful.
    A dock under water is a scary sight.
    Glad y'all made it through all right.

    1. A nice and beautiful poem. thanks.

  2. It sounds like a bad storm. Glad you made it through okay. Strange weather events are the norm now.

  3. You are quite correct in concluding that what formerly was abnormal is now normal, perhaps with more drastic changes still to come.

  4. Me too. We made it through the atmospheric river, the rain is gentler now, and we still have some beauty of Autumn left. Blessings are being counted.

  5. That was a high tide that you didn't want to see. I hope it doesn't come up like that again but everything tells me it will rise again.

  6. Storms are very frightening things, i am glad you came out all right.

  7. We've had several very rainy days in the past three weeks or so but have endured nothing like you have.

  8. Yep, the worst is now becoming normal. But still too many in power deny anything is happening at all. We had glorious weather last week but now it's cold, wet, and overcast. Temporary. Next week it will be back in the 80s.

  9. Our lives are composed of doctors appointments and more of them. Tomorrow we only have to wait for the meds to arrive FedEx at one. Little rain, darn it. Water restrictions, yes. The daughter in Portland Or is almost underwater. Once the rain stops, you live in great beauty.


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