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Sunday, October 06, 2013

It took me back




* From a soon-to-be-published book:

On Thursday, November 6, the Detroit News forecasted “moderate to brisk” winds for the Great Lakes. On Friday, the Port Huron Times-Herald predicted a “moderately severe” storm. Hourly the warnings became more and more dire. Weather forecasting was in its infancy, however, and radio communication was not much better; by the time it became clear that a freshwater hurricane of epic proportions was developing, the storm was well on its way to becoming the deadliest in Great Lakes maritime history.
November's Fury: The Deadly Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913, by Michael Schumacher.

* This past Friday in South Dakota.

* Anglers in the mist.

* "As I drove tonight, I could only see the road directly in front of me. It was such true absolute darkness, with only the occasional house dotting the area, I couldn’t see anything else. I had a sense of how dark the area was, and how small I am in the grand scheme of it all." And then she pulled the car over, turned everything off, looked up, and this is what she saw.

* ... to something that I'd lost somehow, somewhere along the way. (Okay, now you can cry.)

Posted by Marie at October 6, 2013 8:04 PM