Saturday, 29 September 2018

Frozen water running

It has been quite chilly here, with temperatures a good 10 degrees or more below normal. And wet. September has been the wettest month in the past 2 years. Pretty horrible timing, Mother Nature, as farmers has more than one million acres yet to harvest!! This could potentially be economically catastrophic for them, and then for us at the grocery store.

This morning Pips yelled at me for a good 10 minutes before I agreed to go outside. I had worked a double yesterday (16 hours) and am physically tired today so all I really wanted to do was sit in my recliner with my feet up, enjoying my coffee. But I eventually relented, because that cat is very persistent and once she's had some outside time, she is content.

So once outside, I swept leaves away from the step (the trees are nowhere near finished dropping them) to prevent some from being tracked into the house, and noticed the rain chain still had water dribbling down it. (The eavestroughs, or gutters are they are often known, are full of leaves now, which slows the drainage of water.) Here is a little video I made.

That's Pips now yelling at me to let her back in the house, because she is cold. It was 4C and felt like 1C. She lasted about 5 minutes! Such a wimp. ;-)


  1. The fotos are neat! Icicles look cool on the chain.

    It's still hot here, but raining every few days. A cool front would be nice...just enough to chase away the mosquitoes.

    Get some well deserved rest!

  2. Pips is a hero, lasted longer than I ever could.

    I can't imagie to work so long in one go. The twelve hour shifts I did years ago nearly killed me.

    I found nothing about the wet September - and its potential bad harvest results - in the news. This would mean rising prices. And as I vaguely remember harvest in other regions of the planet were also not too good.
    We had the first freezing night(s), so no probblem with Eros' monster mosquitoes.

  3. I love that chain! I love the huge letter R! We are not freezing yet and we are awaiting a beautiful Autumn because of the warm summer.

  4. I enjoyed Miss Pips doing the commentary on the video!

  5. Not really cold here yet, but the rain is back. Not good for my long distance driving, and it's getting dark early too. Xxx

  6. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

  7. I can't believe I haven't been here since September. Where does the time go? As I get older it gets worse and I'm always trying to catch up. I must go back and listen to your sound track.


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