miakoda

10.29.12 ~ Groton, Connecticut
full moon ~ 10.29.12 ~ Groton, Connecticut

Miakoda is a Native American word for the power of the moon. The gravity from last night’s full moon added 2 to 3 feet to Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge at high tide. We are safe and sound!

10.29.12 ~ Groton, Connecticut
10.29.12 ~ Groton, Connecticut

You may have heard of survivor guilt. I am suffering a case of power guilt. For some reason we cannot fathom, we never lost power from the super storm, even though the lights flickered here at times and the neighborhoods surrounding ours lost theirs.

Apparently I fell soundly asleep early last night and Tim went out to take storm surge pictures at high tide without me. He says I said good-bye but I don’t remember it. Amazing I could sleep through all the excitement! The pictures of the surge didn’t come out so well, but he got some amazing shots of the full moon in the storm clouds!

The full moon sailed bright through that Ocean on high,
And the wind murmured past with a wild eerie sound.
~ Emily Brontë
(The Complete Poems of Emily Jane Brontë)

10.29.12 ~ Groton, Connecticut
10.29.12 ~ Groton, Connecticut

photos by Timothy Rodgers

20 thoughts on “miakoda”

    1. Thank you, Stephanie. Looking at the devastation in New York and New Jersey on TV, I think we have much to be grateful for…

  1. Beautiful pictures! So glad you’re doing well and didn’t lose power. I share that same power guilt. Feeling very fortunate. Though she’s gone, still be careful out there in post-Sandy land!

    1. Thank you, AA! It’s so bizarre that we remained unscathed while so many around us suffered such devastating losses. We went down to our beach yesterday morning and could not believe what we were seeing. Haven’t made it over to Mystic or Stonington yet.

    1. Thank you, Rosie! Tim was probably free to take good pictures because I wasn’t there panicking about trees falling on him or storm surges washing him away! 🙂

  2. Been following the thread of you being in the path of Sandy and so glad to hear that you are alright, Barbara! The pictures of the full moon are magnificent. How is your auntie doing? – So very sorry to hear that she fell again and was in such pain. Such a lot to deal with all at once! Blessings for calmer days ahead, my friend! XO

    1. Thank you, Diane, and Tim thanks you for your compliment on his moon shots! I’ve been slow getting around to responding to comments, but Auntie is doing much better – she’s unbelievably resilient and is now walking around the rehab center with her walker. She should be back home soon and then the trick will be to keep her from wandering around in the middle of the night, which is what she was doing both times when she fell. Thank you for your blessings, my friend! *hugs*

    1. Tim thanks you, too, Tracy, for your kind compliment! Here’s hoping we all manage to stay safe as the climate changes…

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