Veterans Day weekend came and went. With it, cold air arrived, and wind that died down by Sunday. It was the first time I had worn a coat this year, and wished I’d taken gloves when Mike and I walked Nanuk down to the beach, or where the beach used to be before the water came up so high. We could see the sand and familiar outcroppings of land and trees all underwater, but there was nowhere to walk. Mike thinks the opening will be cut in a couple of weeks. It’s been a funny few days. Gray. Cold.
Last Monday’s storm littered our lawn with fallen leaves, now dusty and dry from the sunny days that followed. Walking outside, I am immediately brought back to my childhood. My feet toss those leaves into the air as I hear them rustle and crack, and smell that combination of warmth and moldering wetness underneath a top layer as light as air. I’m reminded of falling backward into piles of leaves as my dad raked them up.
What a grand storm we are having as I write this week’s column. Trees still loaded with leaves catch the wind as branches thump thump thump to the ground around the yard. We lost our power during the night. Mike and Nanuk have just returned from their walk, reporting a huge tree down across the street from us, and a power line down on Tiah’s Cove Road. Lots of branches down, too. He said there were waves of 1½ to 2 feet on the Great Pond, and washing over the opening at Quansoo.
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