I love gazing at the Neuse. It's as fascinating and changeable as the sky. In New Bern yesterday, the sunset sky looked like this.
When the river is still, the reflections are so cool.
Hurricane Sandy is growing in her potential impact. I'm hoping we only get reasonable amounts of rain, and not too much wind tide in the river. The hurricane's rotation pushes the strong winds back down Pamlico Sound, straight at Oriental. The wind pushes the river water, and its levels rise, flooding parts of town. The slower-moving the hurricane, the longer it sticks around, the worse it is. A large, slow-moving storm like this one is the most devastating for flooding.