A bit of rain and wind to welcome November.  I like that sort of wind, even if it keeps one awake and knocks the power lines askew.  Some people don’t though; here is Julie’s take on November wind in upstate New York, 1856:

“The Storm wind has been abroad raging and tearing around madly, all the time, spitefully howling down the chimneys, shrieking in at the windows, rattling the panes, and creaking all the doors. Sobbing and soughing in the pine trees and being as generally ill conditioned and disagreeable as it is possible for a winged wind to be.”

I suppose, it is easy to enjoy the wind with the advent of decent storm windows.  Still, I liked it in Edinburgh where I definitely Didn’t have decent windows!