A picture perfect day yesterday was followed by a big bright moon rising last evening. Then we experienced the aftermath of Hurricane Isaias today with a mix of humidity, wind, some rain, gray skies and dark clouds. The wind was relentless for a couple hours this afternoon and forced the cancellation or rescheduling of several riding lessons. I spent ten minutes trying to close the two big swinging doors of the barn attached to the house before I was finally able to position them to where I could slam the 2" x 4" board into the metal slots that barricade everything firmly in place. We've had to replace hinges on several occasions in the past when the wind was able to wreak havoc on the doors.
The weather also disrupted the hours and expected turn-out of today's farmer's market so we reduced the amount we harvested to sell.
In typical New England fashion, though, there is a big bright moon out again tonight and it looks like the skies will be clear again tomorrow.
First photo: A group of riders posed during a fun ride through the fields yesterday.
Second photo: Best trail camera photo of last week.