Friday, February 19, 2010

Storm


I'm taking a break from my exploration of Screen 2010 in this post. We are supposed to get hit with another storm tomorrow so my mind is on snow. When the weather is bad and the winds are high, I often think about our summer house which we always close up in late October and don't see again until April. It is in a lovely little fishing community perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. I belong to a group on Facebook called Beautiful Duntara , my summer community, and one of the residents posted pictures of the harbour during the last storm. I'm amazed that our house is still standing.

Photo credit: Joan Duggan Power 2010

Yes, ours is the last house on the point. It's still there. But this is nothing to the storm of two years ago.

How about this?
You will need to click on the image to see the canopy on the wharf.


Disappear


Photo credits: Unknown

And this is the road that takes us to our house. It seems that the ice got displaced!

This is the same scene in summer.

Winter in outport Newfoundland is not for the faint of heart! We must be city slickers because we have only seen our house in this kind of weather in photographs.


11 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

There is something about a strong storm that makes me really appreciate being warm and cozy and safe inside. I always wonder how the birds and little critters get through it....I hope you stay warm Margaret.

Kathy said...

Wow! The power of nature is awesome and I'm glad your house is still standing. You've gotta be tough to live in that environment!

Patrice said...

Wonderful post, Margaret. I'm reminded of my two winters in Vermont - and relieved to look outside and see my warm southern surroundings!

Keep warm...

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

I really feel like a wimp :-) whining about our two days of being snowed in on the mountain here.

Take care

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

What a contrast between the results of the storm and a sunny view of the same scene! I hope the storm has come and gone and the damage light! There is a silly commercial here that ends with the remark "We ain't got no control"!

-Don said...

It's photos like these and words like yours that make me appreciate even more that I walked outside every day this week to 68ยบ(F) weather. I'm spoilt and I know it... City Slicker, ideed!

-Don

Lynda Lehmann said...

It looks like a great place to be--in the summer months! No doubt your house will survive for you to enjoy another season there....

Mary Paquet said...

Margaret, I grew up in Vermont and return every year, mostly in the warmer months, now that I've become acclimated to mild California. Though we had punishing snows, winds, and temperatures below -40 degrees, I never experienced anything like this storm, probably because Vermont is not on an ocean. You are a hardy soul!

layers said...

it is amazing how the seasons can change the same scenes-- and storms can be fascinating to look at but devastating too.

Kelly M. said...

Oh, my! faint of heart doesn't begin to describe it. I sure hope your little cottage withstands this winter and many more to come! makes one feel so insignificant, doesn't it?

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