Thursday, November 1, 2012

Breaks in the Storm

 

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:

 

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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:

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DSCN2194 I am grateful that Sandy snubbed us, but heartbroken at the damage s/he did elsewhere.

11 comments:

  1. Stunning rainbow that Sandy left behind. Glad you got the beauty part of the storm.

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  2. So glad you dodged the bullet. I was wondering what damage she was doing north.
    She was a beast and I so feel for those who had awful damage and now are still with out power in the cold.
    Wonderful rainbow.

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  3. So glad your area came through Sandy alright. It could have been very different...

    Rainbow is beautiful.

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  4. So glad your area was spared. You also got the gift of a rainbow!

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  5. Gorgeous photos. I'm relieved to know you were bypassed somewhat by that nasty lady, Sandy!
    Peace,
    Muff

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  6. You are surrounded by such great beauty. I'm glad you missed the storm.

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  7. What beautiful "moments"! I'm glad Sandy didn't go crazy all over New England. Irene did enough of that.

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  8. Lovely photo of the rainbow. Seldom do you see one against such blue sky.

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  9. I'm glad you are okay too. The others who weren't so lucky are in all in our hearts and on our minds.

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  10. Oh, that rainbow photo is beautiful. Seems being snubbed was the best thing that could've happened. So glad you're safe and not dealing with the devastation seen elsewhere.

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  11. I was thinking of you. I am glad all is well. Lovely pictures.

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