Nor’easter–Take Two

I’m sitting here in my living room this morning looking out at the snow on the ground and the foggy air–yes, it looks foggy! The temperate has risen from the toe-biting cold of a few days ago to +2 c. Here in Nova Scotia we’re waiting for another nor’easter that is heading our way sometime today and into tomorrow. I’d be content to sit inside the house and revise some short stories, but we have to go out to pick something up. Sometimes you don’t have a choice.

I hope everyone in the Maritimes have their storm chips handy, although I know one person who is going out to pick up storm bananas; another person likes storm dulse. In case you’ve never had dulse ( and if you don’t live near the coast there’s a good chance you haven’t) it’s basically dried seaweed that has been called a Superfood by some as it has many nutritional benefits. Some might say it’s an acquired taste, but hey, it’s probably better for you than the standard storm chips, right? PS: dulse is tasty when toasted on top of the wood stove.

My point is, when you’re hunkering down, snacks play an intricate part, so whether it be bananas, dulse, or chips, it can bring comfort when you’re stuck inside on a stormy day.

Don’t forget to have some water drained off, and flashlights and oil lamps ready to go, in case there’s a power outage which often happens here during a storm, along with a fuzzy warm blanket and a hot cup of tea.

With winter comes storms with snow and ice and wind and sometimes rain, it’s inevitable. That’s what winter is.

Stay snug and warm and hopefully there won’t be too much snow for us to dig out from when it’s over.

Storm Day

Here in Nova Scotia we are experiencing our first nor-easter of 2022, simply meaning a storm blowing from the north east. So help me, I can’t recall hearing that term used when I was a kid. We just had blizzards.

I grabbed my camera and went to the lake a few short hours into the storm to take a few photos. The lake dances with the seasons in such a lovely way. I’m so fortunate to live a few steps away.

We have lost power two times already in the storm, but fortunately it was restored again just as dusk was settling in and we were about to spark up the generator.

As we hunker down here in Nova Scotia, I hope wherever you are that you are safe and healthy and loved.

Waiting Out The Storm

Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

For days we’ve been warned about the blizzard that is heading our way for the weekend. An old-fashioned Nor’easter as we like to call them here in Nova Scotia. It’s a good day for staying close to home, reading a book, whipping up that next novel, and just trying to keep warm. Here’s hoping we don’t lose our power today.  My computer battery is charged and ready to go if it does. I wasn’t about to take any chances.

Will we get all the forcasted snow? So far it doesn’t appear to be a great lot of snow down, but I guess time will tell. We’re definitely getting the wind this morning, but from my window I don’t see any huge drifts, in fact, the doorstep was clear this morning. Of course that was due to the wind blowing it away. Maybe if we’re lucky it’ll blow all the snow from the driveway too!  For now, everything has been cancelled for the weekend, but that’s not a bad thing. Sometimes we need to slow down and take life at a more leisurely pace. As Emerson reminds us  nature has her own pace and we need to be patient.  Mother Nature has spoken.

So, I’ll stay warm and cozy in my house and work on my novel, perhaps give the treadmill a go. It’s a good day for staying in.

What is the weekend weather like where you are?

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