Fluffy white clouds reflected perfectly in Tuxis Pond in the center of town. Not a ripple, frog or turtle is disrupting the smooth surface allowing the sky to be seen below, as well as above, me. The lack of wind is evident in the unfurled flag's reflection, seen in the lower right.
Just a few autumn leaves to give away the season.
The deep blue sky, the deep blue man-made pond.
Clouds of Another Sort
The day before the photos at the top of this post were shot, the clouds along the shore were gray and brooding. Look at the distinctive line of clouds on the horizon, visible through this beach side pergola. Those clouds are hanging right above New York's Long Island.
Here We Go Again!
The weather forecast for this weekend isn't good. We're supposed to have a very, very, rare October snowstorm and nor'easter. Along the shore we're supposed to see 3-6 inches of snow; further inland they're expecting up to 12-15 inches. Winds tomorrow night, (Saturday), are predicted to reach 60 mph and power outages are also being discussed—long term power outages, like we had in Tropical Storm Irene. Because many trees still have their leaves, the weight of the snow will cause many of them to come crashing down, bringing the powerlines with them. The temperatures will be in the 30s this time, however—not looking forward to having no electricity or heat for a few days! If I'm not blogging or answering emails for a while after Saturday night, you'll know why. I hope they're wrong about this one.
I've picked all the remaining dahlias and zinnias and have brought in all of my cactuses, geraniums, spiderplants, and begonias for the winter. It's crowded in here! Most people just buy new geraniums each year, but I like to winter them over. This will be the fourth year for this bunch, and my "annual" begonias are going on their ninth year.
- Ryan Hanrahan's weather blog, Way Too Much Weather, about this upcoming historic October snowstorm.
- Ryan's Saturday morning update. I've already ridden my bike to town today and bought my food/drink for the weekend, so now I can just sit tight. I've got a book to work on for my publisher and a lengthy list of car chops if I want to relax. It's raining slightly right now, and is so dark I have the lights on inside. The grocery store was crazy, as usual, on an "event" day!