We just had a pretty heavy wind and rain storm come roaring through our neighborhood. I’m pretty sure I heard a tree limb crack and come down, but there’s nothing I can see out of the front of house windows.

Remind me to check in the morning.

Well That was Crazy

A seriously nutty thing happened in the neighborhood today. Yikes!

Jen looked out the window and saw this gigantic mother of a crane rising out from a back yard a few houses up the street.

At first I had no clue what was going on, but about an hour later I saw that a wood chipper had been parked in front of that house and they were shredding a tree.

Ah, that’s the ticket. A few minutes later I saw it. They cut down a tree in the back yard, hooked it up to the crane, then carried it over the house and dropped it in the yard.

It’s not even my house, but sweet christmas was that stressful to watch! yikes, I say. Yikes!

As cool as that was it was tempered by three of my neighbors all standing in the street watching. No masks, no distance. I know them all by face and none of them live together. Come on. Why does 2020 have to throw in something bad along with anything good (looking at you, cheeto)?

Oh well. The crane was still cool.

Sunrise Over Canobie Lake

The one upside to taking the kids to their father’s house before school in the morning is that sometimes we get a brief glimpse at the sun rising over Canobie Lake.  This morning on the way there it was just barely above the trees and it looked spectacular, with the lake all covered in yesterday’s snow and all.  After dropping the kids off I stopped for a photo op.  It wasn’t as awesome as it had been five minutes before, but it was still an excellent view.

I tried getting a sunrise picture last week using my iPhone.  This time I was better prepared and took my Nikon.




I will probably wait for Spring to try this one again, although the timing of the sunrise with the pre-school drive will be all out of whack.  Maybe on a vacation day.  Who knows.  These would be better if the lake was actually water.