Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Chill Wind Blows

I have come to anticipate it after every storm. The memory is etched in my bones. It is a relief when it doesn't come. Not yet, it says.



Now it is here, that chill wind that roars through like a bat out of hell when the rains pass and the sky clears. This wind is in a hurry like it is filling some cavernous void. A tsunami of cold wind pushes over and through the mountains. In a day or two it will be satiated and the onslaught will pause.



The first of many waves that will follow. But first I must be in the here and now and enjoy the colors of fall that have yet to come. It is still to soon for the Long Underwear Moon.

10 comments:

Grace Peterson said...

Beautiful photos. I hate to say it but I think it's inevitable. The chill, the sun's slant, the turning leaves, The F word...

chuck b. said...

This time of year, the cold seems so long ago. Six months from now the idea of lying on the bed in shorts with the windows open all night will seem absurd.

Anonymous said...

The price we pay for autumn, is winter. It's worth it.

bev

Lisa at Greenbow said...

The skies are offering up such gorgeous colors to make you ignore that chill wind. It is howling here today too.

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

Rainy yesterday and windy all night and today. Luckily the hail missed us, as did any tornadoes (though the warning symbol was on the TV screen all evening). Your photos really bring out the beauty in this kind of weather.

Siria said...

Looking forward to your posting of the fall colors. Your sunset pictures look so lovely and serene, with no appearance of the wind or the chill.

Annie in Austin said...

"The Long Underwear Moon" - and "a tsunami of cold wind"...what wonderful things you write, Christopher. I hope the painful cold holds off for awhile on your mountain.

The memory of chilly years in IL must be etched in my bones, but in a whole decade here it's never been cold enough for long underwear. Just a brief dip into the sixties last week was a thrill.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Benjamin Vogt said...

37 and patchy frost in NE tonight--I feel like fall is getting skipped over, coming way to fast this year after an early spring.

Lola said...

Fantastic pics as usual. That chilly wind will subside & then hopefully you will have some beautiful days. I love the Fall of the yr.

Christopher C. NC said...

I can't believe the wind blew for three days. At least it wasn't the gale force winds just yet. Our average first frost is October 15th, so it is time.

Annie if it got down to the 60's in Austin I know the natives would have been running for cover. Blankets, socks, sweatshirts, coats ect, ect.