I woke up yesterday morning to howling winds & driving rain. Oh, and of course, the kicker...5 minutes after hitting the ground running, the power went out.
As Mr. Fairway & I grabbed flashlights & lit candles (yes, we had several of each handy...go figure!), I had the strangest sensation. Felt as if I were in the middle of a summer thunderstorm. A cool front apparently triggered a warm front, resulting in winds in excess of 50 mph, temps close to 70 degrees & thunderboomers crashing overhead.
I've never~ever, in my pea-pickin' life~had to take a shower & get ready for work in the quasi-dark. The eerieness was accented by the flashlight beam that reflected thru the shower curtain & the flickering candles standing watch on the toilet tank.
Spent most of the day feeling "un-put together," as my Mom, Baba, would have said. When I left work yesterday (no late hours for moi~I was out by the door by 4 p.m.!), temps still hovered around 50-ish & the sun poked thru fair-weather cumulus.
An out-of-body experience, I'd say. Focused, in the snap above, on the raindrops pelting my classroom windows, to preserve the effect.