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.