It is a bit vicious out there this morning. Strong winds have brought tree branches down. I’m going to have to haul a lot out of the yards. I’m watching quite a few more just barely hanging on tossing around in the wind. We have also gotten a lovely ice/rain/snow mix. I’m glad I don’t have to go anywhere. Not only are the roads bad but looking at my car I believe the doors are frozen shut. I’m watching the trees as some of these gusts go through and they are almost bent double. I would not be surprised it we lose power at one point.
The kids and I stayed up late last night reading. After midnight is late for us. Sorry. I keep getting distracted by the crack of a branch breaking then watching it get caught on another branch and swing like crazy in the wind, not knowing if it will stay stuck or come off at one point. I went out and took a few photos. It’s hard to show how the trees are being blown because the wind will change direction. I did get a shot of some of the branches that have come down. Dante wasn’t happy that I went out. He was right behind me the whole time.
One really weird thing was I looked at my whirly-gig (a sunflower and small sunflower made from glass that blow in the wind) both sides were spinning like crazy but if I looked through the camera on my phone the one side was all but stopped. Look up at the real thing spinning like crazy still. Kinda creepy. Today will be a good day to read some of my Gothic horror.
My thoughts are scattered as well. The weather keeps pulling them all over. I’m surprised that I slept as well as I did last night. The wind whistles through this one vent every few gusts and startles everyone. The furnace keeps coming on. See what I mean? The brain is all over the place. The eyes keep drifting to the sliding glass door with each big gust that hits. I’ll stop here and add the photos I took. Sigh.