Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bumpy ride

I finished the screen porch today. Cold weather is headed this way. I've been up and down a ladder all afternoon. After the job was done, I gathered up my tools and returned them to their place in the shed.

When I went inside, I stepped out onto the porch. It was much warmer on than it is outside. That's good news for our plants that we bring inside for winter.

I washed up and made myself a cup of hot peppermint tea. Jilda has the self-cleaning feature on to clean the oven in preparation for Thanksgiving Day cooking so it was hot inside.

Taking my tea to the back deck, I sat at the wrought-iron table and watched the ending of the day while sipping my tea.

The wind aloft sounded like an angry surf. The pine trees were swaying and acorns pinged the metal roof. 

The clouds thinned to the south and what remained of the sunset painted the sky amber, turquoise, and rose. I snapped a picture, but the lens didn't pick up the color.

Up in the sky, I saw a commercial airplane winking across the sky headed toward the southeast. I can promise those passengers had a bumpy ride this evening.

It looks like a line of thunderstorms will move through here in a few hours. Hopefully, we won't lose power, but I'm posting a little early just in case.

I hope your Saturday has been a good one.


  1. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you don't lose power. We've had a nice, uneventful day here in Portland.

  2. The only thing I miss from my second marriage is we had a great front porch!

  3. Nice to have the porch winterized so you can enjoy your outdoors plants till it's time to put them outside again.
    We're supposed to have freezing rain in the morning. I'm not looking forward to walking to the barn at 5:00am in that kind of weather.

    Hugs, Julia

  4. HEY,I know you guys will enjoy that porch. On one porch in Florida we had some light windows that you could pull down and they sort of cascaded bringing panels down to enclose the porch. I haven't been able to find anything like that, but we loved it. This will let you know whether you want to make it permanent or not. I bet you do.

  5. You must be tired after all that work. Watching the sky with a cup of tea is bliss isn't it?

  6. Glad you got the job done before the storm moved in. I've had the pinging of acorns on my roof here instead of pinecones...Sometimes I think I'm being shot at. Like your plants, I did move my herb garden that is in flower boxes into my sunroom for the winter. It'll be interesting to see how long they'll last or if they winter over.

  7. I can feel the winter in your picture.

  8. The sky looks beautiful. We had a rathervwarm but windy day. Next week suppose to be cold.

  9. The picture this brought to mind was just so lovely

  10. Anonymous2:38 PM

    It DOES look cold out there!!


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