January 28, 2003
Five years ago, the power was just coming back to our neck of the woods (literally) after 16 epic days. Poco ran down the road to greet the great grey trucks from OntarioHydro (oh, to be rescued by Ontario!) and I came out with my camera to record the event. My photos show the cherry pickers framed by an impossible tangle of mangled branches against a pure blue sky, and big men wearing big yellow coveralls and orange vests and big saviour smiles, standing casually and humbly on the snow-covered road, their hearts no doubt bursting with aw shucks pride.