Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sunshine after the storm

Sandy went away from Cape Cod yesterday, taking a sudden left into New Jersey. The winds died here in midafternoon and then the clouds made way for the moon around 9. We survived just fine, without even a power or cable TV outage. Some of our friends in town were not so lucky, and power is still out in some parts of Falmouth. Trees came down in the gusts of 50 mph wind and knocked out power lines and poles.
But other than a few traffic hazards and thoroughly undermined Surf Drive on the south shore, we got through OK. Even the coffee shop was open this morning at 6, as always.
I spent most of the day glazing pots for the woodfiring this weekend. Kim Medeiros was here using my Shinos, temmoku and a couple of other glazes. We're hoping this weekend's weather will be entirely anti-hurricane.
Here's a look at our back yard, the day after the (not very) big storm.


10 comments:

Dan Finnegan said...

I think that you and I bracketed the storm, Hollis, We had steady rain up to 5" in 24 hours and 40-50mph winds, but nothing too exciting. You wouldn't want to fire that kiln in a windstorm! Have a great firing. That kiln likes shinos especially under the arch. Don''t be afraid to sprinkle some at the back.

Dennis Allen said...

Glad you are ok . Have a great firing.

Hollis Engley said...

Thanks, guys. And thank you, Dan, for the pot placement advice. As usual, I have way more pots than expected. But that's better than not enough. And you're right, we didn't want a big blow next weekend.

Michèle Hastings said...

Glad to hear the storm was easy on you. I am visiting NH this week and luckily we also escaped the brunt of the storm, here on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Tracey Broome said...

Wow, you guys were lucky!

Barry said...

Amazing at how local it was. We were out of power for over 26 hours... What are we? Eight houses away from you? Another neighbor lost a pile of shingles off of their roof. Glad you are ok and made it through unscathed.

Sandy miller said...

Good to hear! Still getting pounded here..... Clocked 67 mph wind gusts last night and we are in Ohio..
Even cancelled Halloween......

Ron said...

Good to hear from you Hollis and know that you are well. Have a good firing. Can't wait to see some of those pots.

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Whew, glad to hear...the news reports make it difficult to discern who got hit and who didn't. Thankfully Schoharie was spared after last years mess. That said, so many people were hit hard in other areas...it will be a long recovery. Have a great firing~ good chilly weather for a wood fire :)

Christine said...

So good to hear that it missed you.