Robbo says we in New England live at the end of a weather funnel. Weather from the southern US and from the west converges on our region, like water going down a drain. At the Montshire Museum in Norwich Vermont I saw a map with the tracks of countless storms over a century, and it really is true–the Exit sign is over New England and they all leave their trash at the door.
The moist summer nourished my garden. Then Irene took our bridge. This week we got our first dusting of snow, very early, and last night our first winter storm!