This is what the weather was mostly during the day of the big storm🙂
So here we all were prepared for the worst storm in years. Our biggest and oldest weather forecast business predicted it to hit hard towards this area. Strangely enough none of the other big ones, the Norwegian, Danish or Finnish predicted anything like that at all. Most of the day was quite pleasant, some rain showers every now and again but mostly calm and rather sunny.
We all thought the storm just was a bit delayed and I sat and waited until nine pm before I gave up and went to bed. I did wake up in the middle of the night though and could hear the wind in the trees. Ok it’s here was the only thing I was thinking before I fell asleep again. When I opened the door in the morning to let my dogs out I had expected some wind but no, nothing.
So I sent a text message to a work friend that lives on the plains but it didn’t blow especially hard there either so I had no choice but to go to work🙂 It turns out it had missed us totally, not even the gusts were especially hard and to be honest, the winds on my way home were much harder than they were this morning🙂
Now You may wonder, Why on earth a photo like this? Because there’s a bird in there we rarely see anytime but during winter.
It’s a male Bullfinch. One of my favorite birds.
Bertil isn’t a bird hunter so he didn’t care. Teodor however is a bit too good bird hunter.
I’m not complaining though, the storm created chaos where it did hit and lots of people have no electricity now. I don’t think anyone died here in Sweden though but I know some did in southern Britain and in Denmark. I can only hope we learned our lesson the last time we had a big storm when 17 people lost their lives but to be honest I think we only were lucky this time. People always go out into storms and usually in places where they can be hit by flying objects or falling trees.
So the storm was a Meh but the rain showers we’ve gotten so far aren’t🙂 It has been pouring down most of the day and I guess that’s a good thing since many wells still are dried out. It’s time for something to eat and a pot of tea.
Have a great day!