Having grown up on the Saint-Lawrence river, I can recall the times the Bounty came through the shipping channel, and even dropped anchor right in front of my child-hood house once. Each time it - or any tall ship for that matter - would sail by, we'd grab our binoculars and run to the shore, waving at the crew like we were ship-wreak victims waiting for rescue. We marveled at her size and her complex rigging. Our imagination went rampant as we'd imagine climbing aboard.
Alas, I digress, but the above photo genuinely was our sunrise on the morning of October 29th, the day Sandy will make landfall somewhere on the US east-coast before meeting the cold front sweeping in from the north-west. Like with any tropical depression, we can expect high winds and rain, but I feel confident that we'll be spared the brunt over the next few days.
All told, we have had the most beautiful October I can ever remember. Sunny skies, mild temperatures, and only a few glove-worthy mornings sum up the month.
And the colours! I'm not the only one to remark that this fall has been particularly bright, with reds and yellows and oranges more vibrant than the norm. Also, the fall colour season seemed to last longer, perhaps because we didn't see any large storms blow through the area - until now!
We'll see what Sandy has in store for us as the hours and days unfold.
In the interim, I leave you with a few parting shots of our local colours: