Talking About the Weather

The weather is turning up here. After a warm and sunny September and early October it has grown cold. On Friday night the summit of Mt. Washington had wind gusts over 130 mph. Down in the valley 50 mph winds snapped large trees off at the base of their trunks, and took down power lines. One line fell on a car causing it to explode and light up two others like a summer movie special effect.

These photos are from my Monday morning commute to Pinkham. People who don’t live in the Northcountry sometimes find it quaint or simple that small talk here revolves around the weather. But as winter comes on the weather becomes worthy of discussion. By June when it stops snowing (see May posts for proof) we’ll have the Red Sox to ease us into conversation.