Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Thinking today about our neighbors in New Hampshire and Vermont--and others up and down the Eastern Seaboard--who were hit much harder by Irene than expected.  Here in Portland, Maine, it was windy and rainy, but nothing particularly out of the ordinary.  As the storm hit, we went for breakfast at Becky's Diner down on the waterfront, along with loads of other locals, then checked out area lighthouses and landings in Cape Elizabeth, Portland, and Falmouth.  For as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow put it, "The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."  

Sending best wishes to those recovering after the storm.  


  1. Hey Gigi, so happy that you just got to go have breakfast and no other problems ... love this quote!

  2. Hi Gigi
    i've seen some of the goings on in the US on our news here in Australia. Some extreme weather and sadly some lives lost. sending hugs of strength and hope to those affected. Jane x
    PS I do have to say though, there is a certain beauty in the photos you have posted. I could watch the ocean for hours and hours.

  3. Happy to hear that all is well in your area! We have friends that have not fared as well, but things are definitely looking up for them! Have a fabulous day, Gigi! xxoo :)

  4. So glad you were not affected, Gigi. Stunning photos!!

  5. Gigi - glad yall are alright and we are praying for the victims of the natural disasters :)


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