Thursday, March 13, 2014

It Was A Dark & Stormy Nite (Really)

 This was one of the largest storms I can recall.
It left behind 16 ~ 17 inches of snow and a lot of sleepless hours.
Trees bowing, wind roaring, heart pounding intensity.

Storms are stressful in any setting, but I'd wager that there's
A ferocity to such storms in the total black darkness of farmlands
Different from the city or suburbs. No hints of light, no hum of traffic. 
It is (I imagine) much like it would be to ride out a storm at sea in the nite
(sans the water)
Not for the weak-of-heart....

Living in the country, on farmland, amid endless fields, trees, in a creaking old house
Is a choice I made and not one I regret. But there are times it tests you - body and soul...
The nite magnifies every fear, every worry. It brings to mind every single thing you 
didn't do yet, meant to do, should have done, is on  your list

Buckets of water stand at hand
Alternate heat is going (or ready to go) 

The hands on the clock stall as the wind builds.  The snow enters every
Ancient crack and corner it can find
Tho I know it's not possible I swear the darkness grows darker

The old girl rides it out, as she has for over 150 years
She's not worried ~ she's seen it all (and more) before
The old barn creaks, the trees moan
Morning comes

A damage assessment walkabout shows little needing attention
Time to clean up, restock, and make ready for the next thrashing.
All the while, daydreaming of Spring....


gracie said...

Have I told you lately that I love visiting your blog...that I so enjoy reading your posts?

BumbleBeeLane said...

Glad you made it through another blast from old man winter.Spring is coming ( I hope LoL). Warm Blessings! Amy

Woman Seeking Center said...

Oh THANK YOU Gracie :-)
You've made my day!
Hugs, Issy

Woman Seeking Center said...

Helloooo Amy!
Yep rode out another bucking bronco of a storm, lol. Spring had better arrive soon ~ for all of us!
Hugz, Issy

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear it was such a bad storm, but your description of it is excellent.

Woman Seeking Center said...

Hi Michelle!

Thank you :-) Sometimes it's hard to know if the words convey the emotions/event...

I hope you came thru your recent storms well and safely too. It's been a wild ride this year hasn't it?!


Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, yes. Wind at night is not for the faint of heart. Perhaps I'm getting a tad better, bu since sitting out a hurricane in 1975, high winds scare the bejeebers our of me, not matter the time of day, but particularly at night when I can't SEE outside. Glad you stayed safe and warm.

I keep stopping to peer down at my salvia plants to see if they survived our cold this winter. Other plants are already growing but these are taking their sweet time!!

Woman Seeking Center said...

OMgosh my friend - I can't even begin to imagine riding out a hurricane - ever!

I hope all your little plant buddies survived this (intense) winter :-) Can't wait to see pics on your posts.

I (in a moment of either optimism or insanity, lol) bought some seeds (peas, cukes)..... Maybe I'll get to plant them before June!

So good, as always, to see a word from you...Hugssssss