~ most of the day ~
tree limbs cracked
the rain pelted sideways at the windows
water seeped in and pooled on the sills
the buds on our climbing Royal Sunset Rose were shaken about ferociously
but somehow they managed to cling on
for dear life
BC Ferries were cancelled
power outages were reported
trees blew down
waves lashed the shore and spilled over the onto the streets
While the storm raged I prepared a simple curry...
"sweating" the seasonings
aromas waft up
fill the kitchen with a heavenly scent
~ Vegetarian curry ~
simmering on the stove
the sun came out and there was the most vivid of rainbows arching across the sky
a snapshot taken in summertime of our Royal Sunset Rose
What a difference a few hours make...
the forceful wind blew the clouds
east of Victoria
we were bathed in warm golden sunshine.
The forecast locally is for snow flurries from Tuesday through Thursday...
I will be bundled up for my walks.
I have a Lands' End Down coat
that Mother refers to as "the walking quilt!"
Hope your week is off to a great start.
"Weather is a great metaphor for life...
sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad,
there's nothing much you can do about it
but carry an umbrella or choose to dance in the rain!"
~ Terri Guillemets ~