Sunday 16 December 2018

Well, ain't that swell

Saturday was a day for being indoors, due to the fifty to sixty miles per hour winds gusting outside. I opted for cosy and warm, rather than chilled and exhilarated.

At least I was able to catch up on emails and unearth the festive faux fir from the darker recesses of the garage.

This morning, with the south easterly wind backing off to gentler, if not totally benign, thirty miles per hour gusts, I risked a peek out of the front door. Sporadic showers are still racing through, so visibility isn't great, but I could see that the garden had taken a beating. Vegetation is uniformly canted over to the north west, whilst patches of grass show signs of wind and salt burn, as well as a few vortex marks where the wind has swirled around against an obstacle.

And one other lingering sign was noticeable, as the memory of the wind howl faded from my ears. In the channel between mainland and Lamb Holm, the waves, driven on by 24 hours of gale, were still dissipating, producing an incongruous image with the local post box.


Spadger said...

all a bit of a splash and soak then as opposed to slash and burn!

Same here yesterday but a tadge nicer today but deteriorating to dull grey by late pm.

And todays weather has been brought to you by Cloudier Rainier 😂 who's doing equally as bad as his predecessor. At least the latest incumbent you make weather jokes with their name!

Anonymous said...

I'm not great with high winds that last all day, they rattle my head and make me feel uneasy. It's been a bit gorgeous here recently, despite odd moments of torrential rain. Cold and frosty this morning. Like the postbox photos.

ps- plenty of fieldfare and redwing here now. I've also seen more kestrels recently which I hope is a good sign in terms of numbers of the population.

Imperfect and Tense said...

It doesn't take long for cabin fever to set in. Later that day, when the wind had reduced to 30mph gusts and the sun had put in an appearance, I ventured out on a group walk with the local natural history club. Great news about the increasing abundance of Kestrels!