Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blackout

Nothing To See Here

Dinner time was quickly approaching on Friday when Tungelsta suddenly turned black. I looked outside and it was pitch dark everywhere. We had us a power outage! So dinner was cancelled. As was everything else. After a few hours the neighbour became worried as the temperature in the greenhouses fell rather quickly, which was bad news for the thousands of poinsettia plants. The outdoor temperature was -10C. Luckily for Ingemar he got some help and together they managed to start up our old diesel heater. His family and employees had to cancel their Christmas dinner at the Inn. Around 2100 hours I used the reenhouse electricity to make some coffee. Ninety minutes after that the power came back. It was a good lesson. I will have to make a list of items to buy now...

12 comments:

CaT said...

and the first thing you did was updating your blog! thats the true spirit.... :)

Kate said...

Power outages can be very problematic. Like the repetitive pattern in your photo.

ρομπερτ said...

Fragile - like life itself.

Please have a good start into the weekend.

daily athens

Peter said...

Makes you realise how dependent we are on electricity. I remember a blackout in the outback and the problem is that you can't pump petrol or diesel.

brattcat said...

wonderfully captured little drama, steffe, in image and words.

Jacob said...

Fantastic photograph depicting your experience!

We have the same problem but usually because of hurricanes. Not fun! So a few years ago I bought a portable generator. Never used it. So, I sold it. We'll probably get a hurricane next summer!

Re your comment on The Villages: It's often quite crowded at Panera Bread in Spanish Springs...but we were there between lunch and dinner and most of those dining were inside the restaurant...

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

The photo and text leave us with a stark message. Sometimes nature prevails.

Please show the poinsettias sometime. They sound stunning en masse!

CaT said...

yes, i agree! i would love to see the poinsettias as well!

Sharon said...

It looks like I missed a lot of great winter scenes while I was away. It was fun scrolling through them. I'm glad you survived the blackout.

VP said...

The kind of image I am always looking for and an experience I'd like to avoid. I hope the poinsettias are safe...

Mo said...

simple and very effective

Steffe said...

Of course CaT!

Thanks Kate. I took the photo of the fence a while back when I was out looking for a photo to be used in a social game, more about that later.


To see a very cool evening photo of the glowing greenhouses press here. And for a few thousand poinsettia plants, and a couple of gardeners press here.