approaching storm

This one brought hail and wind and rain…. lovely!IMG_8349

 

“Those born to wealth, and who have the means of gratifying every wish, know not what is the real happiness of life, just as those who have been tossed on the stormy waters of the ocean on a few frail planks can alone realize the blessings of fair weather.”
― Alexandre DumasThe Count of Monte Cristo

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26 thoughts on “approaching storm

  1. I believe there is a lot of truth in those words, Gunta…and such a beautiful photo, too…wonderful clouds over the water…and I love the remaining pilings after the dock is long gone….

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    • I’m thrilled, but I suspect some Christmas travelers might not be as happy. This latest storm has shut down the major interstate highway (I-5) that runs from Mexico to Canada because of a blizzard that hit near the Oregon-California border. Lucky for me, we didn’t get any snow along the coast here.

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    • Oh no! The hail lasted maybe five minutes and then the clouds turned from ominous to fantastic. I love this kind of weather. The snow storms east of the Coast Range of mountains is a different matter altogether. I’m not too thrilled with the white stuff. Hope you stay safe as you head north into the storm…

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  2. Mmm those skies look very familiar Gunta. We’ve had quite a bit of hail mixed in with the showers we’ve been having. The last two days however, the rain has been relentless. Sadly an awful lot of people are dealing with flooded homes once again, just before Christmas. The ground just cannot absorb anymore water and there’s more to come. A nice quote. This is a book I have never read. I think perhaps I should. 🙂

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