Sunday, 23 February 2014

A flip without a flop


Funny what storms bring and what they take. Everything has an odd lean, me included. Too much time indoors does NOTHING for my creative work. I'm like a caged bird. I might even be a flip without a flop.

Waiting for breaks in the clouds, I gently cooked the first crop of leeks, delved into the freezer and found a bag of last Summer's gooseberries. Something tells me I'm in need of a dose of green and a burst of light.

No surprise that the West Pier has seen some breaks. I'm amazed it's still standing. I watched it disappear into a slant of black brown clouds that raged from half the sky, peeped out from a seafront arch that glugged with white water spilling from the main road.


These jeans are doing well to stay pegged on that line.


But look what's coming anyway.......


15 comments:

Debbie said...

I feel caged as well, all this rain but I did manage to get out in the garden for a couple of hours the other day, makes such a difference. But Spring is coming, fingers crossed.

Annie said...

Hi Debbie. Me too, I had a couple of hours on my allotment - hence the leeks - and felt myself partly restored! Here's to lots more garden times for you.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I've never lost the flop off the flip-flops! According to my news, you have had plenty of gray days and high waves ... as always the green will show up as well as the sunshine but oh the pain of waiting!

Jeane Myers said...

oh, how I love your analogy of the 'flip without the flop', so good!! I can't imagine what is going to happen once you are able to be out and do your writing!! book, after book, after book!!keep plenty of pens, pencils, etc. at hand!! it's bound to be a flood!! xo

Annie said...

Hi Mary Ann. Thanks. Flip flops were never designed for slithering down shingle beaches, so jelly shoes are more the thing here, but, yes, this flip flop has had a few adventures! Little glimpses of gold and green make it all bearable. I know Spring is on the way.

Hi Jeane. Pleased you liked the flip without the flop! Well, flood is the topical word at the moment as I'm sure you've heard that large parts of the UK are like inland seas. Very disturbing. Thankfully not here. So thanks for the reminder that I'm hoping for a flood of sun and a flood of words one day soon. Ax

Fiona Dempster said...

As ever Annie you coined the perfect phrase for your sense of discombobulation! We of course just call them thongs, which can lead to confusing conversations... Hope the weather eases for you soon - wind and rain do no make happy campers!

Annie said...

Hi Fiona. Thanks, pleased you liked the phrase. I guess a thong without a ng doesn't have the same ring about it! Holding onto the thought that one day in the future there will be more days without gale warnings.

Caterina Giglio said...

time for the colors to start popping up... enough of grey...

Annie said...

Hi Caterina. Thanks for dropping by. Yes, I hope so, for all of us. I love your photos on your latest blog post.

Sharmon Davidson said...

Annie, I will have to take your word for it that spring is coming... we have been having rough weather all winter, and I know you have too. Try not to get washed away!

Annie said...

Hi Sharmon. Disturbing weather in so many countries. But what gave me hope, was that after all that has been thrown our way these last few months, my veggie plot is doing all the usual things it has done each February. In fact, other than our wonky shed being a bit more wonky, it looks like nothing unusual has happened at all!!

retriever said...

lovely blog, hoping now is right after the famous storm in GB on you country, see that at TV, terrible , greeting from Belgium

Annie said...

Hi Retreiver. Thanks for dropping by and having a look at Inkhaven. Things are better here after our weather events thanks, but not so in many other areas. Best wishes and thanks again. A

jem said...

I love the jump from pier to jeans. And I'm glad the old pier has a good witness in you. Once it's long gone it will live on in your writing as well as your photos.

Annie said...

Hi Jem. Thanks for dropping by. Hope you're not swamped by flung stones at your place. That's a lovely thought about the old pier. I'm sure it must have lots of witnesses.