The trees are thrashing outside, but that's no surprise: the Weather Service had been predicting back-to-back northeasters all week. But, oddly, we woke to a window of sun yesterday morning. Without thinking, we stepped into our pants, threw on our coats, and took a walk in the nature preserve down the road. The flooding was already underway, as was the overwash from Gardiners Bay, which we checked out later. I did my best to capture it, but the waves refused my camera--or was it the other way around? And I stepped back into the car in a salt-saturated coat.