They'll be used to much worse seas than this, of course, but still, it's quite dramatic out there this morning. When I look over my left shoulder as I write this post, here's what I see
Thought I should try to get a better picture of the storminess for you. Can you see that big log just to the left of the arbutus tree -- it's being bounced around as if it were weightless and if Paul gets a decent chainsaw, it could be heating our home in a few weeks.
Here I've zoomed in so that you can see the froth as waves hit shore.
Despite the drama to our northeast, heading inland on the island the weather feels quite mild, Paul tells me, back after checking to see how our boat fared in the night's winds. So I think I'll head out for a walk soon. Later today, we'll head to town again for an open house. I'm sure I'll return from that, as I did from a beautifully-decorated home last night, wondering if we should give in and start doing a Christmas tree again -- for the last few years, we've been using a large piece of arbutus we found on the beach and festooning it with white mini-lights and not much else. I'm adding to that this year by filling vases with white and red flowers, greenery and gold highlights, but so far, it's fairly subdued around here. What a difference from all the years when I had four children at home!