So what's the big deal about losing power in a winter storm. Well, if you live out in the country and your nearest village is 2.5 miles away and the snow plows come up your road last, then you learn to go back to basics.
Left - our garden in May. Notice the stone wall at the back. Right - during the storm the wall is hidden - you can just make out the hedged across the road.
Below - Scot collecting snow to melt on the wood stove. That's right, because
not pipes, it goes through a filter which is powered by electricity.
Cooking on the wood stove, dinner by candlelight, no internet, no outside news and lots of reading before the sun went down!
Is it the Colorado Rockies? Nope, it's our wee corner of Perthshire and me taking a walk.