I spent most of Sunday in my little apartment bubble; it was raining too hard to bike to the studio, so I did a little internet upkeep and brought my plants inside.
I was checking-in on the weather periodically. Most sites were reporting less-than-expected rainfall, and no wind. Hurricane disaster averted.
And then: Entire towns flooded. Or marooned, because all the bridges, highways, backroads and footpaths have been washed out. Dams might be released, flooding entire towns for a second time in twenty-four hours.
Montpelier weathered the storm, for the second time in three months. Downtown basements flooded, again. Restaurants and theaters closed temporarily. The studio escaped, once again. I still don't know what to say, and am feeling even less like I can do anything to make a difference.
And then this post from Emily at Clementine reminded me: I can do something. And so:
Purchase any one of my prints, and I'll donate 25% to the Vermont FoodBank. Purchase all three, and I'll donate 50%.
Red Cross being one. I'm sure there'll be more as the days come. For more info on the scope of the devastation, read the Burlington Free Press article here.