Category Archives: weather

Fort Greene Obsevatory – Autumn 2015

Saturday morning I took this photo from the top floor of the Fort Greene Observatory. The sunrise was gray and the Mamas and Papas’ CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ rang in my ears. I was 2900 miles from the West Coast and rain sloshed on the sidewalk. I went to work in wet gear. The streets of Manhattan […]

Wet Autumn Rain

A soft Autumn rain Then harder Raindrops bouncing off the sidewalk Of Myrtle Avenue Shutting my eyes I listen To the rain on the street The sizzle of car tires on the wet Engines acceleration on a Friday afternoon Listen harder To passersby. “Her bottom is bigger than my umbrella.” Laughter I open my eyes. […]

Day Five Forty Days of Rain

In Genesis 7:4 Yahweh said four thousand years ago, “For in seven days I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground.? In early September the Eastern Seaboard had been torched by a heat […]

DA AUTUMN LEAVES by Peter Nolan Smith

Written October 2010 Back in the 60s my family home on the South Shore bordered on a small woods and every October the trees beyond the old stone wall turned brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges. The glorious explosion of color lasted several weeks, then the colding wind ripped the weaker leaves from the branches and […]

Hellah Swelter

A horrid heatwave has scorched the Eastern Seaboard for the past four days. New York thermometers have read in the upper 90s. This evening I descended into the subway. The temperature rose 10 degrees Fahrenheit on each level. The train platform had to be in the 100s. I hurried into the air-conditioned train. A cool […]