"You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might be swept off to." Gandalf (JRR Tolkein)
With much of the fall foliage gone due to Hurricane Sandy, I took advantage of today's bank holiday and went on a hike.
I was so taken by this rock growing next to the gnarled tree trunk. It made me think of Treebeard from the Lord of the Rings and his gravely voice saying "with rock and stone..."
Driving out the park at the end was a reminder of what is really going on in our world. A sea of tents, trucks, mobile kitchens and tankers. Linesmen from all over the USA and Canada plus the National Guard are sleeping here and many other similar locations. My heartfelt thanks to them.