Monday, October 28, 2013

Blue Monday

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The past week has been mostly grey and rainy. I’ve been out, but not taking any new photos. The one above is from 19th October, which already feels like a long time ago. Since then most of the trees have dropped their leaves; and if some still have a few left, they’re likely to be gone by tomorrow morning - as we have a Big Storm coming in tonight. It’s the same storm that caused chaos over southern Britain earlier today – but here in Sweden it’s been given a new name: Simone.

Simone has now reached the southern parts of our country and is progressing in direction north-east. Precautions were taken early: all trains in the south-west were cancelled from around 4 PM, i.e. before the storm actually set in; ferries and buses etc likewise cancelled, bridges closed, and people generally recommended to stay in.

Around 7.30 PM more than 50.000 households in the south-west are without electricity so far. Along the coast they’re having hurricane force gusts of wind of now. Where I live (about 60-70 km inland from Gothenburg) we are still waiting, not quite knowing what to expect.

At least it’s no snow storm! We’re still having mild temperatures (around +10°C).

Smiling Sally

13 comments:

  1. I wondered about you and the storm, i was just watching coverage on what it did in UK and Eva in Ireland got some of it to.. high winds and rain she said. i pray you will stay safe...

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  2. Hi Dawn,

    Simone sounds like a fearsome storm. Take care.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Happy Blue Monday!

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    1. The link is already there in the original post, Sally (click on the badge!)

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  3. The sun shining on these blue flowers is spectacular!!!! I hope you will stay safe and warm during the storm. AND will also have T.V. and computer! Please let us know...

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  4. I am praying for your safety that Simone won't cause too much damage in your area.
    Hunker down and keep us posted if you can.

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    1. Thanks Virginia. Still windy with rainshowers today, but the worst of the storm passed by here last night without causing too much damage I think.

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  5. Sounds terrible. Praying for your safety. Raining today in Southern CA. But sun breaking through. I've never lived anywhere but California.

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    1. Thanks Wanda. The coastal areas and more southern parts of the country were hit worse than we were here.

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  6. Hopefully, the storm left you unharmed, Monica. All those precautions are very reasonable. We had the storm raging over Germany the night before, with at least 4 people dead because of storm-related accidents, such as trees falling on cars. The north of Germany took the most of it; down here, we had strong winds, but I wouldn't call it a storm. It is still quite mild for the season and very windy.

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  7. The worst of the winds passed by here around 10 pm last night. The storm caused a lot of damage in many places in southern Sweden but I've heard no deaths reported so far. No doubt a good thing that they stopped trains etc beforehand instead of waiting until something did happen.

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  8. Stay safe and enjoy your time indoors if you have to be there! Storms come on so quickly we just never know. I will pray for your safety and for those all around you.

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  9. What a gorgeous shot! Glad to hear you didn't suffer any major damage, although of course, it's been rough in England and southern Sweden.

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  10. Beautiful cheery photo with the bright blue flowers - yes that storm has been horrible in the UK (It made the news here in Australia) so sorry it then headed your way.
    Wren x

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