Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Windy musings

Over the past few days we've had storms at night, but they calmed down by the time most people were getting up (so about 8:00am ish). Not today though. Today reminds me of that very blustery day in the Winnie The Pooh books when poor Piglet was blown away! I was just thinking though... The wind in the mountains sounds very different to the way the wind by the sea sounds. In the mountains it sounds like a pack of wolves is closing in, but here... Here it sounds more like something bigger. It makes me think of huge ice beasts blowing their chilly breath over the land (and sea, I guess). I wonder if it sounds like this all the time - since I don't remember from when I lived in this area before - or if this is just how it sounds when Winter storms are near? I mean, the radio did say we might get snow some time soon...

7 comments:

Rita said...

I am not familiar at all with ocean or sea sounds. Kind of exotic to me. Only familiar with the unblocked, raging prairie wind that seems to come straight from the west coast or Alaska and across Canada.

I'm sure it will take some getting used to, but will become old hat after while. I hope you get some good sleep. :)

Intense Guy said...

I wish I could the two sounds and give an impression - I know the relentless shriek of wind through the rigging on sailboats and the rustle rattle of the wind through trees...

The steady roar of the wind unimpeded over miles of sea plus the crashing of the surf is a sound I remember well though...

Winter is coming - and fast - no matter how much its not wanted!

Toriz said...

Rita:
I just found it interesting that it's so different sounding. I don't mind though. :)

Iggy:
Yes; Wintery weather is on its way for sure!

The Coexist Cafe said...

Ooh, that sounds about right. I love the way you describe it, huge ice beasts blowing chilly breath. :) I'm not sure about the winter thing, but I do remember the wind sounding like that on the ocean before a storm of any sort!

That corgi :) said...

That is interesting about the two different sounds of the wind, Tori, mountain versus ocean. All I know is I'm not a fan of the wind especially if it is gusty and cold! But I guess with December starting on Thursday, its weather is literally around the corner! Just be safe!

betty

AliceKay said...

Do I hear a hint of "possible snow excitement" in your post today? :)

The wind can sound so different depending on where you are. I've never been along the coast more than five days at a time, but I remember the wind sounding different from where I live in the mountains. I hope you don't get blown away, tho. That would not be a good thing. (i remember that Winnie-the-Pooh story)

Hope you're feeling better. *hugs*

Toriz said...

Stephanie:
There was definately a storm last night; no snow, but a storm for sure... Mostly involving rain and a lot more of that wind!

Betty:
I don't mind the wind; though my imagination does sometimes give me issues... I'm getting pretty good at distracting it now though, and focusing it in another direction when things get too scary inside my head.

AK:
You sure do! They say we'll have snow soon, and I want some! I don't remember how good this place is for snow as a rule. I know there was snow one of the two Christmases we were here, because I remember the taxi struggling to get up the hill near our place and my brother and I trying to talk the taxi driver in to saying he couldn't manage it so we could stay home and play in the snow (we offered to make him a cooked breakfast and warm drink and everything). But he pointed out that he had to get up the hill either way, then the car's tires finally gripped the road and up the hill we went. But I don't know for sure what it's like most years; judging by the wind and weather reports I'm in for a good chance of snow though, so YAY!

That's one time that being of moor of a Winnie The Pooh type of shape (rather round, in other words) is handy; us rounder people (and bears) don't get blown away so easily! ;)