Saturday, September 4, 2010

Clear skies after Earl's departure ...



It seemed only fair to update you on the weather here on the Cape, after the past couple of days of fear and loathing on the Hurricane Earl front. The wind began blowing about 10 Friday night, shaking the maples but doing no detectable damage. The wind gusts were likely no more than about 40 miles per hour, something we feel routinely in this part of the world. Rain fell through the night, but the gardens needed it and there was no objection from the butterfly bush and the tomato plants. Or the rain barrel. Earl had weakened considerably by the time it passed south of Nantucket and headed for Nova Scotia.
Saturday was dry and cooler and quite a lovely day. The normally tourist-laden roads were nearly empty in parts of town. Some people may have been driven away by the premature threats of Earl Havoc. The rest of Labor Day Weekend promises to be fairly quiet. I put handles on brown stoneware tankards this afternoon. A couple more bisque firings and then I hope to get in a glaze-firing late next week before my show in Charlestown.
Two pictures for this post, neither of which was taken today, but both of which reflect what the weather looked like after the hurricane passed through. The top one sunset clouds from our yard, the bottom late afternoon at Scorton Creek marsh in Sandwich.

7 comments:

Tracey Broome said...

The skies always seem to be extra special after a hurricane don't they. Gerry had some nice sunset photos from the Outer Banks and our skies/weather have been really nice today. Glad the thing is gone but I'm afraid it ain't over yet....

Anna said...

Been thinking of you. So glad all is well!

ang said...

mmm whats going on..did somebody shake the planet?? gale force winds and storms here yesterday! earthquakes in new zealand and a lil hurricane called earl passing by???? glad you're ok i still prob would have gone with the tequila and some cheese though... :))

Dan Finnegan said...

I'm glad that Earl 'petered' out, Hollis. We could use some of that rain...

Peter said...

I think we got the tail end of the hurricane down here in shaky New Zealand, but it is probably not hitting the news as the earthquake aftermath is much more important. Really windy through late afternoon and much of the night. Power out in parts of Dunedin due to lines coming down. All quiet now.... and 4.44am!

Hollis Engley said...

Yes, Peter, after going through the disappointment of a powered-down Earl, that earthquake sounds pretty nasty. You and Ang on that side of the planet have some strange things going on.
No, Tracey, the hurricane "season" still has a month or more to go.

janet said...

Yes, this was the sky. Lovely.