Wild Bill and Rain Drops

Calm before storm...The beautiful sky at sunset last evening was surely the calm before the storm.  Bill has brought with him Cat 1 force winds to some parts of the province, along with a deluge of rain.  Here, in the Annapolis Valley, we’ve had some haughty gusts that have sent loose objects sailing, and steady rain, but so far, have managed to maintain power and have been treated fairly well.  About 18,000 are without power as I write this, mostly on the eastern or Halifax side of the province.

Bill doesn't like tomatoes...Obviously, Bill doesn’t care for tomatoes, the beggar!  Isn’t that mean?  I’m hoping to salvage some of the fruit, but I know that some of the larger branches of the plants are bent and will likely need to be trimmed off.  Hopefully, I can salvage enough to have a taste!

Lucky raindrop shot!Wind and rain do make for some interesting shots — I was lucky enough to capture this raindrop as it hit a soil-covered chair.  :)  If we maintain power, I’ll post another update later on.  Hang on to your britches!


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

10 thoughts on “Wild Bill and Rain Drops”

  1. Such a shame about your tomato plants, hope you can salvage them. But I guess if that is the worst damage, you got off light. That is a great shot of the raindrop on the chair.

    Thanks, Crafty! I might have to give the tomato plants a good trim, but hopefully we can salvage a bit of the fruit — they were covered in little pear-shaped tomatoes. :(

  2. What a fabulous sunset, Nancy! But your poor tomatoes! Good luck with them and with keeping power!

    We had a two-hour power outage, but we’re back up and running again. I guess if that’s the worst of our damage, we’re lucky. Some parts of NS were much harder hit.

  3. Glad to hear that he isn’t outstaying his welcome.

    It’s very surrealistic to think that Canada has hurricanes we always think of them only in the more tropical places.

    I hope that all is well, sorry about the tomatoes.


    We’re surrounded by water, Jen, so hurricanes are definitely a threat, depending on where they form. :) Thx for the commiseration on the tomato plants — they’re not looking good with quite a few large stalks bent and pinched. I’ll try an intervention tomorrow when the wind goes down. :)

  4. Ah, yes, the tomato plants. It’s so sad, Nancy!

    We couldn’t grow tomatoes in Lunenburg because of a lack of backyard sun (though I tried every year), so I was especially proud of our Dartmouth crop, 18 plants in all… Only now they’re all helter skelter, running this way and that.

    And Jen… as Nancy knows, I’m all about global warming these days, and that includes the oceans. (Record temperatures this year). Hurricanes draw energy from water, and although the physics is really complicated (and way over my head), warmer waters will create more hurricanes.

    In the old days, Hurricanes would hit Nova Scotia waters, lose energy, and become a tropical storm and a tropical depression. Now there’s a little more heat, and therefore energy available, and the storms remain hurricanes.

    So we had two in the first 38 years in my life. Now, we’ve had four in the last 12. The Nova Scotia Climate Action Plan predicts that the Storm of the Century will now occur in Nova Scotia every 10 years, and maybe more frequently that that.

  5. Nancy, what a stunning picture of the raindrop – although it looks like “big rain” . Glad to see from your next post that you managed to salvage some tomato plants.

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