Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Living about 5 miles north of Boston, we were all watching the storm slowly move up the coast. What happened in New Jersey and New York city could have very well happened up here. Where I live we never lost power though I was ready with a portable light and a couple of flashlights. I did hear sirens all day long and a rather large branch did come down on my street three houses away. It missed all the cars and there are a lot of them, and landed across the street like a barrier.
The wind blew and it rained on and off the whole day. I have to say I did think about going to the ocean to watch the show. Revere Beach is only about 6 or 7 miles east of here but the road along shoreline was already flooded by mid-day.
I'm not sure when this branch fell but it seemed like they removed it rather quickly.
A shot out the window on the front porch.
 I also thought about driving to Gloucester. Now that's a good 45 miles away but it's all highway driving and probably take just a little longer than Revere beach because of the awful traffic and screwy road layout. As it turns out I just stayed home though I would like to see the ocean during a severe storm just because it's such a show. Nature on display in all it's fury.
There are leaves everywhere. Some trees are still green. Others are muted in color and others are completely bare. Many of them were bare before the storm. It has not been a colorful Fall around here for the second year in a row. The header picture was taken in the Fall of 2009. That was a very good year.
Okeedoke. I'm getting hungry and I am outta here.


  1. I am so glad to see some word from you as I have been worried about how your area was affected. I am so glad you all are ok.
    I love that header picture. The video and the photos are great. Stay safe!

  2. Beautiful header and good Video. Glad all is ok with you Paul.

    Take Care

  3. So glad to hear you are safe! My sister in New Hampshire and her family didn't lose power or experience any damage. My brother in law in New York lost power an hour before the hurricane made land and they JUST got their power back on today!
    Thank you for letting us know you are ok!

  4. Love seeing the pictures..always do. Glad you are safe and I hope this next storm will be of little consequence. The weather people have played down the severity now that they got everyone all upset.

  5. Blessings...
    Hope you are well and things are good with you. I hope the storm didn't impact you too much.

    stay blessed.