Sorry all I have not been around due to random power outages and/or internet. We had an impresive storm here in New England, USA. Boats breaking free and lodging themselves tight and hard upon the beachs and breakwaters. Walking the dog through the woods you could here the gusts of wind come with low growls rapidly building to loud howls as the gusts came by you. Impressive. I love this stuff. If you have read the Perfect Storm you will know what I mean. I have seen many a storm like this and it never fails to amaze me. I have been out on a fishing boat. I have seen weather like the Perfect Storm. I have heard the distress calls on the radio as fishermen´s boats are going down. Of fishermen being smashed to pieces by waves crashing over the gunnel’s and throwing men up against the bulwarks and paralyzing them. Maybe I am nuts but I find these storms amazing and wonderous.
Any way that is why I have not been able to blog. I have tons of email and rss feads to read so I had better get to it.
Not only do we have to deal with all the debt (monetary) that the United States has mananged to accumulate but, now we are working on the debt we owe the planet. It makes all the stupid, pitiful, monetary debts that we owe a waste of time. And you know it is most likely true. This is the debt we really need to repay first.
LiveScience.com – World Living on Ecological Debt
Here is one of my favorite things in the world. Clouds. This site has some great photos of clouds that are just stunning. And they have an RSS feed for the site. How cool is that? I get the pictures right in Thunderbird. Nothing better.
The Cloud Appreciation Society
What a day yesterday was. Rainy and cool in the morning with some good steady wind and then about lunch time the sun had come out and it was warming up. By 2:00 pm though all that changed. It started to snow hard and the wind came up. According to the weather station at WHOI there was a gust to 95 mph. Lost two trees in my yard, one fell harmlessly in the woods, the other got my neighbors bug. She now has a squashed bug. We lost power soon after that and it finally came on again this morning about 9:00 am EST.
There is devastation everywhere. I do not think I have seen so much damage since the no name nor’easter we had some years ago. Exiting times here on old Cape Cod.
Also check out Norman Vine’s Cape Cod Wheather page for extensive weather information.