It sounds so silly naming storms. Well Sandy is coming this weekend, hope she's not as bad as Ralph was, ridiculous.
And such innocuous appellations as well...Storm Brunhilde and Gurth give one the impression of imminent invasion whereas Betty and David might just be dropping in for cake and tea.
Well , at least the next one can be Jonquil .
There is a stunning plum tree opposite, with the most delicate white blossom and it has held me entranced for the last week or two, until my neighbour decided that the tree must be pruned, blossom and all! Vandalism! The only consolation is that the current storm would probably have done for it anyway.
We had a neighbour who did exactly the same with a Magnolia. I could have wept.
Yes, me too. Imogen is such a pretty name.
Gosh that blossom is beautiful. Grrr to storms and their ridiculous names.
Ivan would have been better.
It wasn't that terrible in the end but we did lose a fence panel.
It's just weather that all rolls into one anyway. It's having a party and announcing the arrival of each guest, are you invited?
We were just remarking the other day how everything that used to be called Awful Weather now seems to be a Storm...... And the names! If we must, can't they be called something a little more descriptive? Storm Warm Vests Required; Storm Tether Your Children To You, and so on....
Lucille, I am a bit late in catching up with posts, and do hope that by now that storm has passed by, and left your beautiful plum blossoms undamaged.Odd little snow flurries appeared here this morning, but were quickly gone, with pretty blue sky for the afternoon. We are now advised to prepare for really, really cold weather this weekend. It's only a few days away, so I will begin planning my layering.xo
We too Frances! I think yours might be a tad colder. Hope younger son took some warm clothes with him. The plum is still looking lovely here, but our fence came down!
What a perfect branch of blossom. I've been appreciating a local almond blossom but it was too high up to sniff the scent. I think we should ignore their naming of ordinary storms but make up suitable 'Game of Thrones' sounding names for hurricanes... " Snargwrath" ...