We have been at the receiving end of some dramatically windy and strange weather. As a result of this, our internet and phones were knocked out and we also lost power for most of a day. Such a dramatic finale to all of the Christmas chaos. Those winds felt kind of cleansing, in a way. There was, after all, a little too much of this:
And quite a bit of this:
Some of us were able to seize the day and take advantage of winter, before the downpours melted all of the snow away.
Too bad there isn't snow right now, as it does provide a welcome diversion for the kids out of school. Yesterday afternoon was almost spring-like, with its gentle breezes and lingering sunset.
Not to worry, though, I'm sure we'll be walloped several times over with winter before the season's through.
As for our outdoor (stray) kitty: