Preparing for a storm.
We had quite nice weather here when we started our morning walk, a weak wind and mostly sunshine. The birds were singing the way they do during late autumn and winter, mostly chirping. But that soon changed and clouds started to cover the sky and before we came home again a few showers had hit us. It was sweater weather but I’m glad I took my jacket instead because of those showers otherwise I would have been soaked.
The wind seems to slowly increase now and it will do so until Tuesday when it seems we’ll have a full-blown storm here. The steady wind will stay at gale force but the gusts will be nasty, around 27m/s (60,4 miles/ hour). I’m not sure if I’ll drive to work on Tuesday if the gusts are that hard. The predictions have been wrong before 🙂 🙂 so it can be much worse or a bit better. It’s usually the much worse scenario that occurs I’m afraid.
The two last times we had big storms here southern Sweden was paralyzed for a week and some places didn’t have electricity again for over four weeks. I was lucky both those times because the wind was slowed down by the forest and by my neighbor’s cottage that is placed on higher ground than mine is. I’m hoping the wind will come from the same direction this time too, I like to hear the wind roar out there but I don’t like the feeling when the entire cottage is hit by those strong gusts.
So after tha walk I started to remove anything that might fly away when the wind hits. All small planting pots that I always have outside in my patio is now placed in the old potting shed (well it’s actually an old outdoors toilet from the beginning 🙂 so there’s not a lot of space to be honest. I’ve removed my ladders that always are out there because one never knows when it’s time to go up on the roof or a tree or something. I’ve placed the empty water barrels, some of the garden chairs and a few other things in the garage but I still have things to move away but the weather turned nasty again so I’ll do that tomorrow instead.
It’s time for a pot of tea and today I’ll have some ginger breads as well 🙂
Have a great day!