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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night ....


Saturday, December 11, 2010



Summer lasted until a few weeks ago, but winter arrived with a vengeance yesterday. I wish I could find the words to convey the energy in the air. The rain falls so heavily that all the roads are flooded, and the wind whips about as though determined to uproot everything on the ground. Everywhere, one sees broken branches and uprooted trees. Every time I see more patio furniture fly by, I think , Aunit Em! Auntie Em!" hahaha

I feel so sorry for the poor sailors on the ships in the harbor down below, braving the angry sea. Giant swells are pounding the shoreline. They're scary but strangely thrilling.



Mr. MacDuff is funny. He has a little slicker, but he simply doesn't care for wet weather. When I take him out for walks, he runs from covered spot to covered sport, looks pathetic, and tries to shame me into bringing him back inside!

Sadly, these storms make Sparking difficult, as I keep losing power, bugger all. Still, I can't help but admire Mother Nature's raw power. Our world truly is amazing!

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 12/27/2010 10:14PM

    Love the pics! You are so thoughtful to empathize with the sailors and Macduff. emoticon

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ANGELICASASSY 12/24/2010 7:21PM

  I am glad you are well!

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DOTSLADY 12/20/2010 12:34AM

    Intense photos ... and I just know it was more awesome in person. My lab doesn't like to walk on wet grass .. um, she's a water dog? lol She prances. She also cowers at thunder or fireworks .. um, she's a hunting dog? I feel for MacDuff.
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NIMAWEYGH 12/13/2010 9:54PM

    Oh Cat I love the rain, it is my most favorite thing and I bet I should have been born in the UK cause I would love it there.
My Ninnies doggie was just like that, she was part black lab but she hated for her feet to get wet or cold. I ended up getting her snow & rain booties and as long as she had them on she was fine.
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The photo's are so beautiful. I would love to be there having a cuppa with you and just watching. But BUMMER on the lost power.

Hang in there and I hope your having a wonderful week so far.

Love and hugs,
Nims

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ENDUROVET 12/13/2010 5:19PM

    One of the benefits to living on our hill is being able to witness beautiful lightning displays - I'll have to try to capture some photographic evidence this spring!

(Great photos BTW)

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FUNFROG79 12/13/2010 2:24PM

    Amazing pictures!!

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SUETINGE 12/13/2010 10:53AM

    Great pictures, Cat. At least MacDuff will go out in the rain. My dog absolutely refuses.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 12/13/2010 9:17AM

    Such beautiful pictures!!!! thank you for sharing!! Give MacDuff a pat for me and tell him i said...woof!!

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DISPATCH91 12/12/2010 9:31PM

    So glad you are safe

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BRAVAH 12/12/2010 5:05AM

    Hi Cat,

Sorry to hear that Mr MacDuff isn't enjoying the weather. But great pictures! I love nature's majesty (mostly). It is snowing here, but it is so windy that it isn't worth trying to ski. I hope that your power finds a way to stay on. But in the meantime, a bath with candles is always a nice power out activity.

And thank you for your comment on my blog. I am probably painting a poor picture of my sweetie... he is actually a good one for the most part. I use my blogs to vent when I am frustrated. He might be acting a bit selfish here - but then, am I, too? I mean, kayaking is one of his favorite things. Diving is my end all, be all favorite thing. I think I am justifying my selfish thoughts because he gets to stay for an extra week and fish. But is that fair? I shouldn't view our anniversary trip and his trip with his dad together... and yet, he is the one that forced them together. Alas, if I really look at it, I am super lucky to be heading to someplace warm for some diving at all. Thank you for your support, as always!

By the way, you mentioned that it is raining heavily there, but what are your winter temps like? Does it get cold where you are? Stay safe!

Cheers,
Heidi

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JHADZHIA 12/11/2010 11:41PM

    WOW! Sorry you have to endure such nasty weather! Stay safe!
Awesome photos!!!
It surely does make dog walking a trial :( Our dog Bendix never cared one hoot about the weather and is always eager to go out no matter how cold or nasty it gets. He was okay with thunderstorms, but gets scared when kids in the area set off fireworks which they seem to do on a regular basis regardless of the season or holiday.
Enjoy your Sunday!

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REBECKY44 12/11/2010 9:27PM

    Those pictures are amazing! Sparking would be difficult for sure! Whenever we have a lightening storm I shut the computer down... no Sparking until the Sparks stop flying!

Buddy has a slicker too. When I take him out in it he won't do his "business" until I take it off of him. He looks so cute in it though. He sits by the window and watches the lightening. I never saw a dog like him who wasn't afraid of lightening & thunder. How does MacDuff do?
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LONGWINDINGROAD 12/11/2010 7:24PM

    HAHA! It sounds like we both have interesting dogs! They have such funny personalities! Not only do my dogs go on strike while walking (I liked that comment on my blog, by the way!!), my doberman HATES any kind of precipitation! Except he just sits down and refuses to go the the bathroom...you'd think he'd realize that if he just hurried and did his duty we could go in the house!!

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EPIPHANYANGEL 12/11/2010 3:38PM

    wow....amazing pictures.

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SLCOLMAN 12/11/2010 3:13PM

    Amazing natures fury at times! Gorgeous shots!

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ESBELL 12/11/2010 3:08PM

    Beautiful pictures! thanks for sharing those!

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