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Surf’s Up


After the blizzards of the last few days, the sun came out for a few minutes, just long enough to bring the whole city out to the grocery stores and create desperate parking lot jostling and unprecedented lineups at the tills.

That all changed overnight when the wind switched direction and brought strong winds (littering our yard with branches large and small) and plenty of rain to help dissolve the snow.

Notice the larger branch that came down next to the woodshed and the smaller bits all over the rest of the ground.

I looked out at the water this morning. Our usually sheltered bay is a wee bit rough today, but … “Surf’s up!”

I’ll take a wet and windy day any time over the freezing snow blizzards we’ve had.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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30 thoughts on “Surf’s Up

  1. Those are some big waves! I love the maple leaf flying too. The top photo is beautiful Anneli, you’ve got a great view! β€οΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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  2. That top photo would make a gorgeous jigsaw puzzle!

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  3. Oh Canada, what a beautiful land you are. I never forgot how it was, living there. I am thankful for it, forever.

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  4. Those photos are spectacular. πŸ™‚ The weather may be wild but it is certainly beautiful. πŸ™‚

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  5. Love the stormy weather, especially when you are near the ocean. Lots of water starting to pool everywhere, now that the melt is on. If you add in all the rainfall, surf might be up in my backyard soon! Wonderful photos!

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  6. Send some of that cool weather this way, please.

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  7. The mountains are gorgeous, and the waves look quite fierce. Thank goodness the blizzard has passed. Best to you, Anneli.

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  8. Wild weather. I do like the last photo 😊

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  9. Love the vista, Anneli. I hope the warming trend is heading your way. πŸ™‚

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  10. Thanks, Diana. Yes, it is! Welcome wind and rain!


  11. Looks very blustery out there, Anneli. Love seeing the boat fenders in your wood shed, and the first photo of the sunlit mountains and clouds is beautiful.

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    • Ah, the fenders! Yes, one of those scotchmen has some reflective tape on it and the first night after the Captain had hung them up on the woodshed, I was taking the dogs out for their business in the backyard. I shone the flashlight around in the dark, checking for cougars (because there had been reports of one in the area) and I almost had a heart attack when I saw two eyes hiding by the corner of the woodshed. (The tape, reflected in the light of the flashlight.)

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  12. Hard to imagine “choosing” wet and windy days, but um ok. I guess blizzards are a little much!

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