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Monday, October 27, 2014

Week by Week




My husband joined me for a walk last Saturday, and we ended up down by the harbor, where a new home for the town sailing club is taking shape.  It’s a shingled building with porches and decks as well as a high widow’s walk, accessible by steps from the outside. So, of course we climbed up there.  We’ve seen all manner of views of our harbor over the years, but being this high, in this place was new.  Our muted seaside autumn was on display, as well as a cloud line marking a potential bout of rain.  After taking a few photos, we continued our walk, optimistic that the storm would hold off.  It didn’t.  We returned to the car soaked.





This weekend, only the oaks and ash remain covered with leaves.  A mid-week nor’easter stalled over us for two days, hammering us with 60 mph gusts and pounding squalls.  By Friday, our yard was littered in branches.  Out in the woods behind us, a leaning pine tree finally gave up, splintering yet another tree on the way down.  Our driveway was so covered in wet leaves I was tempted to shovel them, like snow.  

But then, as always after a big storm like that, the air freshens and clears.  A week later, I took another harbor walk.   

 Wishing you all a wonderful week.

18 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some amazing pictures! Very sharp and crisp. Glad you went up to the widow's peak.
Just leave the leaves - another good storm will take them and plant them in your neighbor's yard.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Fall comes and goes do quickly. One storm ends it all -too soon.

Your pictures are lovely.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

beautiful place. Sigh

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Such wonderful photos! And I love when we get to see familiar things from a new perspective.

Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

Delores said...

lovely shots...especially the second showing the boats with the lovely autumn colours as a background.

Bish Denham said...

I always feeling like I'm walking next to you. Such a lovely, idyllic place. Glad you survived the storm.

Crystal Collier said...

Such a gorgeous area! It's definitely too cold for the likes of a Floridian like me, but man do I love the view!

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Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Beautiful pictures. All that wind really stripped the leaves from our trees and then blew them away.

Joanne said...

very lovely. Nothing like a stroll near water - I am envious. Glad you are okay from storm. We need rain here, but not the crazy winds. Have a good week

Carol Kilgore said...

Love the photos - as usual :)

All our leaves are still green here, and temps are upper 80s. Season: Still Summer.

Jayne Martin said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous. Would you send California some of that water?

mshatch said...

Yup, lots of leaves gone here, too; my driveway is a carpet!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

That first photograph is absolutely stunning! Oncoming rain makes for the most amazing sky!

Daisy said...

What beautiful views! Sorry to hear about the toll taken by the storm. Fall always seems to zip by.

Jennifer Shirk said...

WOW, that middle picture is just gorgeous!!!!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Your pictures are always stunning. Our trees are now bare, buffeted over the weekend with gale force winds, they stand dark and naked.

Gina Gao said...

These are amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing this.

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Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Love the light and color and your descriptions of the storm. We had a big blow, too, which left a carpet of orange pine needles everywhere.
Thanks for dropping by. It feels so good to know people remember me after I fell off the radar so long. :)