Thursday, June 5, 2008

White Bordeaux and a Wheelbarrow



How did you ride out yesterday's storm? I was under a house by the Potomac, close to Shepherdstown, W. Virginia with a friend, sipping white wine and listening to the weather radio.

The cabin itself is gorgeous, cozy, and so welcoming, though situated as it is beneath the tall trees, during a thunderstorm it feels better to be tucked into the dug out basement, next to the wheelbarrow and the charcoal grill. Just in case, you know.

Lucky for us the storm was not too severe there. The tornado warning that sent us running with our stemware and French wine into the basement was cancelled almost as soon as we settled in. So it turned out to be a nice adventure, not too scary.

The drive back into DC was unsettling, though. Trees, branches and debris were everywhere. It must have been a real doozie of a storm here. Today the worst of the thunderstorms are supposed to develop in the mountains where I was yesterday.

My timing this week is spot on. Thank you weather gods, for keeping me out of harm's way. I really appreciate it!!

12 comments:

lettuce said...

what lovely light through all that green - it looks just wonderful.

Glad you are okay and adventurous without being scarey. yesterday for us was our first sunny summery day for some time...

lettuce said...

PS I might, just might, be back over there sooner rather than later!!

hele said...

Oh, how I would love living in that cabin hearing the trees sing all day and night.

Lynne said...

The cabin looks heavenly. I love the wood thrush singing in the background; one of my favorite birds. Next week I'll be at my own hideaway cabin but my view will be very different from all that lovely green. (aspen trees and tall pines.)

Glad the weather missed you. We didn't get anything here.

Barbara said...

And where was your Jake while you were riding out the storm in style?

deborah said...

wonderful

much love to you

Steve said...

Looks like a charming place!

lacochran said...

What a peaceful place! Glad you got through in style. The storm missed us but the power company decided to take our power this morning. Happily, they gave it back after 1/2 an hour so, compared to most, we were very lucky indeed.

When the storm first settled in, I was in the office and it got very dark and the rain started going sideways and I knew it wasn't your run-of-the-mill storm.

I like a little drama if I don't wind up on the news.

taco fetishist said...

Paradise!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

all that marvelous green.... what a beautiful place. praise the weather gods....and the travel fairies for seeing that you got back safe and sound. I spoke with my ma yesterday and she said there was a death (or more?) in your neck of the woods (metro dc) from trees falling on a motorist in their car.

hot as hades here.... yuck...what happened to spring!!!

shannon said...

How lovely~came by for a visit...

Ulysses said...

Did I ride out yesterday's storm? Well, I rode my bike to work, but a friend picked me up for getting home. So, no, I didn't. Too much adventure for a Wednesday.