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The storm after the storm

Friday, June 16, 2006

Yesterday the babe and I spent the day with a front seat view to tropical storm Alberto. The wind squealed and it felt like the house might be pulled out to sea. The trees were blown with such force that I thought they would be torn from the ground. We fared well, however; no damage and today it is as if nothing ever happened (except for my flattened rhubarb, but who cares, I despise rhubard anyway). There were some trees down in Halifax and lots of power outages. And the neighbours trampoline ended up in the woods beside our house.

Today I am home with both boys. Another kind of storm; more like a hurricane, these days. We have errands to run, allowance to spend,
and then what shall we do?...

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    it's good when you are a babe and there is a storm, and your mother knows things about the weather! you feel safe!
    beautiful photos xxxxx
    rhubarb sucks.

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    Inevitable question: If you despise rhubarb, why are you growing it?

    Tropical storms and hurricanes would be the only reservation I would have living by the sea. Every time one would pass I would be worried my house would fall into the sea or blow away.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thank you, dear Chloe:)

    Yes, I knew someone would wonder...the rhubarb came with the house when we bought it a few years ago. I cut it down and give it all away, although Mr. C does like it.

  1. Blogger Clare said:

    Great photos Cathy and I didn't realise you got the tropical storms in Canada ... doh!!

  1. Blogger Mahala said:

    Love the new template :) I wish we'd get some rain to cool things off down here.

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    I'm glad you got through the storm without any damage.

    What's this about not liking rhubarb? Rhubarb is great stuff! You can put it in salads, snack on it raw (I used to as a kid) or make a crumble with it. Rhubarb Crumble is one of my favourite desserts.

    You can do what you like to the rhubarb, but I don't think you'll get rid of it anytime soon.

    My mother tried to get rid of hers after ten years of having it in the garden. It kept coming back year after year. Eventually, I dug up the roots--I couldn't believe it! The root went on and on underground. It was very fibrous and pulpy, and was thicker than my arm.

    After your errands and ever so-important allowance spending, maybe you could make Mr. C as a treat!

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    I am getting very absentminded these days.

    Thanks for the storm wave pic!

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    OOooo i love that sea photo, looks ferocious! I am enjoying our "non cyclone" season at the moment, i can breathe easy for a few more months :o)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Oh, we do, unfortunately. A few years ago, Halifax was struck by a category 2 storm that caused extensive damage to the city. The mass media tends to focus on the U.S. And rightly so last year!

    We had nearly two weeks of straight rain and now the weekend will be warm (26!) and sunny. Probably loads of bugs, though, given all the wet we've had.

    I think it is bitter; it IS bitter. My son wanted to try it raw after we'd picked some and spat it out. Blech. I have no intention of pulling it out since there are plenty of people who like for me to give it to them.

    And no rhubarb for Mr. C, I'm afraid. We went for an ice cream and then to my parents and then a long drive home with two cranky and tired boys, and one cranky and tired mama. Sigh.

    I would prefer your sunny and warm beach shots!

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    Who likes that stuff? Even Chloe the vegitarian does!
    Glad every thing came out okay.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    hey new template! i like the yellow. i can read better.

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    Howdy! rhubarb? I prefer swiss chard. :)

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    egg white

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