Sunday, December 14, 2008

In Which this really is the wilder coast

First of all: click on the photos to enlarge them it's worth it! We got iced! The world is glazed, made of glass and when the sun shines down it's impossible to keep your eyes open. The only sounds are the squeak of stiff ice laden branches shuddering when it winds, and the crashing of trees collapsing all over the place or splitting down the middle from their own weight. Trees went down everywhere and about 1 million people went without power. I was without power for three days which meant no heat, no light and no water. It meant waking up around the clock to keep the wood stove fed so the house would stay marginally warm and the pipes wouldn't burst. I got to use my dutch-oven skills I got on the grand canyon and was very happy to have no electricity. Of course, because of the wood stove I didn't have to go to an emergency shelter like a lot of people (it was below zero at nights) so not everyone enjoyed it. I just got power back today as did a lot of Central Vermont, but most of New Hampshire is still blacked out. These pictures don't do is justice. It's one of the craziest things I've ever seen, on par with glow-worms in NZ waterfalls and everything in the Grand. So far the ice has not melted so if you catch a plane and come visit, you still may catch it! The middle picture which is sideways WILL NOT be fixed damn you blogger, and the final one is my attempt at capuring a night shot without a good camera. The stars look pretty cool though.

















4 comments:

grunder said...

The one against the sky, bright bluebird background. That one's a keeper. Good shit.

Zoey said...

wow. what beautiful pictures! are you sleeping in front of the fire? MELINA, you are the crazy mother fucker from the hilltop!
zl

Zoey said...

are you alright?

Melina said...

yeah zoey hangin' lose why what's up?