There’s some crazy weather blowing through Ontario and Quebec this evening: thunder and lightning, high winds, tornado warnings, cancelled flights, downed trees, power outages – and dark, dark storm clouds all over the place. Including in Queensborough, where my brother John is staying at the Manse, and where he took this striking photo of those clouds over it just an hour or so ago. And wouldn’t you know it, just after he arrived, the power went out there too. But I gather that with candles on hand for light, a barbecue for cooking, and a rain barrel full of water for toilet-flushing and whatnot, he’s making out just fine. I am very envious, actually. There’s nothing like watching some impressive weather over Queensborough from the front porch of the Manse. I miss our Manse!