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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Night Storm

Three o'clock in the morning and the wind is sweeping through the neighborhood causing quite a stir. It is loud and rough exploding through the pine trees on the side of the house. It is impossible to sleep with such a magnificent presence swirling past the windows. So much energy in the night air. I rise and steal quietly downstairs as the rest of the household is, remarkably, sound asleep.

Heavy rain is now falling, splashing and crashing against the whole house. I can see shadows dancing across the deck and down into the yard, shadows in the shapes of tree branches. It really is a marvelous sight and a thrilling sound. Listening and watching the night storm, solitary but not alone. So much energy in the night air.


16 comments:

Sandy Sandy said...

Us too. Same here. Odd weather. Wonderful, vividly descriptive prose my friend!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

the winds here are crazy. i thought my little cement block puppy might be blown away!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Do the kittens get excited or worked up during a big storm like that? Or are they snoozing away somewhere?

Linda Wildenstein said...

I'm so glad someone else feels that energy that is out and about during a wind storm. I keep special workings for that time. And to my pleasure/dismay midwinter to spring is the time for the clearing winds.
I hope you get a rest today sometime BB, Oma Linda

mxtodis123 said...

I slept through the whole thing last night. Must have really been burned out.
Mary

AkasaWolfSong said...

It sounds totally delicious my friend! :)

oldgreymare said...

Next time it is like that here I'll try to channel some of your fascination ..for me it is always a long sleepless night of worry <3

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

We had a storm visiting last night too! I love to hear the wind roar through the forest but am happy that it seldome reaches my cottage, the forest and my neighbors cottage took it all :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Sea Witch said...

it is cold here too. Feels more like Chicago than Atlanta. Thanks for your comments on my blog. I always enjoy hearing from you.

Jeanne said...

A lovely picturesque description of the storm. I could almost feel it. :0)

Magic Love Crow said...

Wasn't that wind powerful! I loved listening to it! I hope you got some sleep ;o) Robin, you really should write a book! I love the way you talk ;o)

Introverted Art said...

I love nights like that. I remember one of the houses I lived in that had a wooden roof and I could hear the rain falling down... it was amazing.

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Fabulous description! I love it when it storms at night. I love it when it storms, any time!

YONKS said...

Same here on the Welsh coast and living on a boat. It was a'rockin last night!
:-)
Di
X

Jess said...

We had the same yesterday, so windy! So much torrential rain! This morning it looks calm and there's a gentle rain falling. Perfect for Imbolc tomorrow. :)
xx

Magaly Guerrero said...

No storm here, but it is sooo cold. The sun was precious and bright, but it is sooo cold. I tried taking the dogs for a walk, and as soon as we stepped out of the door, Attila looked at me like I was insane ;-)