Sandy did not hit our area as badly as it might have. I heard a meteorologist explain why that was but I don’t remember the explanation well enough to try to repeat it here. It had something to do with the speed of the storm passing and layers of cold versus warm air. I know that the winds on top of Mt. Mansfield hit 100 mile hour per hour while we here in the foothills just had a few afternoon gusts. Our electricity blipped out only for a moment.
While it has been mostly wet and grey for the past few days, there were moments:
The sky was clear and it was warm on Tuesday morning. The full moon was shining through the kitchen window.
Later that same morning I looked out our front window, which faces directly east. It was raining quite hard. I looked out the back door and this is what I saw to the west: