ALL SEASONS – NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART

Hello All Season Bloggers,

The link this week is open from Sunday February 24 to Friday  March 1 at noon, Pacific time.

Many thanks for all the congratulatory wishes, but hope you know that I also focused on the third year birthday, because without you, there is no meme/challenge:):) Am appreciating all of you efforts very much and
loved seeing and reading your interesting, beautiful, and thoughtful posts last week!

Also my Profile changed, not intended, but it’s too complicated to change back to the old one at wordpress, so you may see  shinyex added.
Still the same blog, the same me, Junieper/Jesh 🙂

 

What is meant here with:  not for the faint of heart?

The city, cleans and sands the streets when it snows.
On an unpaved road, that work is done by the home owners.
In the city there are rarely electrical outages, In the forest the power fails with almost with any storm.
Even with electrical outages in the city, there are enough stores with generators, and cars light the streets. On the country side  the light inside the  houses are the only lights for direction.
In the city, the residences, offices, and stores are built at the street.
On the road and  driveway here, lays gravel,  descending about 5 feet to go into the garage.  This means even with 7 inches of snow, a 4-wheel drive still cannot make it to the street.
Am not complaining, just telling you the differences 🙂

In my little world – now a historic image, of what happened last week, which I tell you about below. I purposefully left in the telephone pole at the border of our property.

 

The week before, when having a viewing of the paintings in the studio, my guests wanted to see the back yard and the trees. We stood and talked outside for at least 40 min., so it was nice weather!
When the snow started falling all that was visible in the front were these three small trees.

 

One of the several power outages  these last 2 weeks happened at 11.40 on Monday night. We reported it to the electrical company, and put our camping lights on and some candles. Went to do groceries next day, since we could make it out of the driveway, and when leaving, we saw … THIS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was not only a tree that knocked down the phone line and causing the power outage, it was a tree at least 65 feet tall.

We were not surprised, since the night before, a howling wind was raging at about 50 miles per hour, with all kinds of scary noises outside. In the forest there are no paved roads with lanterns, so  almost pitch black at night.
We were not about to check what all those noises meant:)

Really don’t like trees being decimated by a storm or beetle, but the upside of this tree (a cedar)  being down, is that it gives us fire wood. Nature saved us a bundle, because to have a big tree  like this cut down,  costs about $600-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With 7 inches of snow, no tire tracks before noon
on this long unpaved road, but the animals
took all these weather changes in stride!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The power line was restored that day.
Part of the neighborhood watch, checking if everyone behaves properly…

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27 thoughts on “ALL SEASONS – NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART

  1. The snow is beautiful, but the power outage would be so frustrating! And cold! I love your photos of the animals. They don’t seem to mind the wintery weather, do they?!

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    1. O all things Sharon, does this look like California?? The animals are much faster in adjusting and making the best of it, than I, lol! It’s quite a pleasure to see at All Seasons how well you travel:)

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  2. That’s a cool shot of the rabbit, Jesh. It reminds me of the hair painting by Durer. The wind has been noisy today. It didn’t stop me from planting wildflower seeds. Hopefully, I covered the seeds sufficiently that the wind won’t blow the soil off them. More rain for us means more snow for you. We certainly are having a wet winter, hurrah!

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  3. My father lives in a country town and they had a power outage this evening, Jesh. The cause in their case was the ex essive heat and the strain on the power grid by all the air conditioners going full blast!

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  4. When you’re close to nature, sometimes nature gets a little too close!

    I can sympathize about your discomfort with the high winds and being surrounded by trees. The screeching of the branches rubbing together and the sound of falling limbs that have been severed would be quite unsettling. Glad to hear you were safe and warm in your winter wonderland in spite of the power outage.

    Great catch of the running hare!

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    1. Thank you Joanne, I have learned , like with the hare, ust to click the camera, and find out later if it was worth the click, haha. Joanne, and I’m not a person who is scared off easily. But I guess the noises of a wailing wind are quite loud, compared to what one is used to in the city.

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  5. Wow, Jesh,
    I really enjoyed being part of your Winter wonderland. I live just North of Sydney, Australia metres from the beach. So, my world is literally polar opposite this time of year. No blanket of snow anywhere around here, although we did have a hail storm back in December. The hail peppered holes through our back roof, which happens to house our computers, office etc and we had blackouts. The car also got written off, but we got paid out and kept it. I have friends with serious medical conditions who are on breathing machines. I think they might have a backup generator but a simple blackout is life threatening for them. It makes you realize living by candlelight for a few hours isn’t a huge hardship.
    Sorry you lost your tree. We’ve lost quite a few trees due to heavy erosion at our beach, especially after storms and you see the poor tree lying like a dead corpse on the sand. Well, indeed it is a dead corpse and all our trees are precious. Good the firewood will be useful.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena
    PS My daughter celebrated her 13th birthday yesterday and had a pamper sleepover and they all watched Grease, like I did for my 13th birthday. It was very special.

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    1. Thank you Rowena! Keep forgetting you live in Australia! That must have been some hail to have caused holes in the roof! The ones living in my street having a generator, do have medical conditions. Since it’s in the mountains here it takes often longer than just a few hours with a power outage, often a day or one and a half day, and sometimes more. Here in the forest, I can’t have a garden because of all the critters who like to gobble on leaves, so the trees not only a view, but also privacy. For me, kids grew up too fast during their teens! Enjoy them beofre they fly out of the nest:)

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    2. Yes, I’ve had strange thoughts recently about the empty nest and about renovating our place before they’ve gone. It is a strange thought. Almost inconceivable.

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  6. Whew, that falling treemust have been scary! But you’ll be able to use that firewood. I’m still surprised at all your snow. That rabbit picture is so good…you really caught him in action…

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  7. I’m glad the tree fell clear of any buildings and cars! I love the photo of the rabbit! We are getting more snow tonight…

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  8. Wow, that looks like a close call! Love the critter shots… especially the rabbit crossing the road. You really got a LOT of snow! So pleased you are able to leave your comments on my blog again. Yippee!!

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  9. Seven inches of snow can add up or be a pain if no roads are paved. Do you have a backup heat source the few times we’ve had winter power outages I was still able to use the gas fireplace? They had all the plows out trying to get every street in the city the last snowfall which is very rare,
    Great action shot of the rabbit! We’ve got a lot of deer too, thankfully they seem to have street crossing skills as I’ve never seen one hit on the road outside my place. That is a HUGE tree, I’m glad it didn’t do any more damage than it did and hurray for free firewood. Who’s going to be chopping all that wood?

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    1. When I was a child I didn’t mind when the power was cut down, because I love using candles. But now, it ‘d be a pain…
      Thank you for hosting.

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  10. We are starting to feel like we are under attack by this season’s weather, 2019 here outside Ottawa, Canada. Continual weather warnings but we are cosy in our wooden house in the trees. Love “reading” the messages left by all the critters after fresh snow. We have a bumper crop of rabbits this year as well. Thank you for sharing and hosting!

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  11. Back home in Toronto it has been a tough winter with heavy snow, then strong winds, then rain melting the snow and then cold turning the sidewalks into skating rinks and then the cycle repeats again. They are calling for 100km winds today as well so sure to be power outages again as well.

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  12. I’m glad the tree didn’t hit any of your buildings. I’m very paranoid about having trees too close the house here in Florida – they can fall into the roof or windows, etc. Snow looks beautiful and that is how I like to see it – in beautiful photos. Have a great week!

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