Peevish Pen

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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Winter Wind

We've had all sorts of weather this week, from last weekend's snow to unusually warm days mid-week to this weekend's gale-force winds. 

Friday began with a tornado threat that continued most of the day. Luckily nothing touched down, although the wind blew hard and a few rain showers fell during the afternoon. The wind-blown clouds put on a good show.

Turkeycock Mountain (toward the south)

Smith Mountain, northeast
The wind overturned lawn chairs and prompted the cats to seek shelter.

For a while, Chloe hid under the boxwood and held onto a tree.

When the southern sky looked especially ominous, Jim-Bob ducked under the truck. 

Chloe moved from her boxwood to the deck but wrapped her tail around a post.

All day long, the wind blew and the ever-changing cloud show continued.

Southeastern sky mid-afternoon

North, toward Peaks of Otter  late afternoon

Smith Mountain, late afternoon

Turkeycock Mountain, afternoon

Turkeycock Mountain, late afternoon

Between Chestnut and Jack's Mountains at sunset

The wind howled all Friday night. Saturday was a bright blue day but still very windy. Clouds—smaller than the day before—blew across the sky all day.


Peaks of Otter

Saturday's setting sun turned the clouds pink in the western sky.

On Saturday night, the wind finally died down. What weather will be next this strange winter?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

The clouds have certainly put on a great show for us this month!

9:27 AM  
Blogger CountryDew said...

Lovely sky shots.

6:37 PM  

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