The (Other) Windy City

Dear Reader,

Boston is in the midst of a Nor’easter. Apparently, I slept through the worst of it. However, in the middle of the night, my boyfriend and others were caught in the rain (a downpour really that went as much down as it did side to side). Roofs were damaged, trees split in half, and powerlines came down. I even woke up at 2am because of the howling wind. Seriously, though! The wind was incredibly loud, theatrical even.

The winds were quite strong during the day as well. It was the sort of wind that takes your breath away if you inhale at the wrong moment.  A wind that makes even the tiniest piece of debris a weapon (especially when it comes to the eyes). 

I must say though, despite the wind, I didn’t actually even realize that there was a Nor’easter until mom texted me to ask about the storm in Boston. Then I foolishly had to look up Boston’s weather to figure out that the wind’s origins. I guess I missed the worst of it, however, on another note, I do think about the damage to the trees this season….

Fallen branches, Cambridge, MA, fall 2019

Strong winds prematurely tear the leaves off the trees. Green leaves litter the sidewalks and some tree branches are left nude in mid-October. I love the fall colors, however, this year, trees might not hold onto their leaves long enough to produce the autumnal wonderland that New England is known for.

While some places were pretty badly hit (some people were left without power today), other areas have withstood the worst of the storm (trees intact!). The worst of the storm is behind us and tomorrow should be 60 degrees and sunny. If this isn’t October in Boston, I don’t know what is.

Love,

Raven

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