We did lose power in short spurts, and the winds were fierce, so I'm pretty much amazed that there are still leaves on the trees and not too many branches down in my yard. I'm very grateful for the comments and good wishes left by my readers - I really appreciated them!
One lovely after-the-storm surprise was this little cluster of blossoms tucked under the dying leaves on my aptly named "Endless Summer Hydrangea" bush. They are truly the last blooms of summer - little miracles that appeared when I least expected them!
Last night I went to a local quilt guild's annual auction with my friend SooKhim. It was a night of heavy downpours and two very noisy thunderstorms, but we were safely inside, bidding on bundles of every sort of fabric imaginable! My purchase was a generous bag of bright fabrics, perfect for children's charity quilts. I hope to get to these after the holidays!
Meanwhile, today is Halloween - not my favorite holiday, but I do love seeing the little kids who come to the front door for candy. They are so excited in their sweet costumes!! What I could do without is the recent trend of gory costumes, and older boys carrying rubber knives. Last year I was a bit taken aback by some of these!
I'm posting the above photo of Angus and our lighted jack-o-lantern which I took last year because I love it, and I hope you enjoy it too!
And, finally, I'm beginning my 3rd annual participation in Leah Piken Kolidas' Art Every Day Month tomorrow, so I'll (hopefully) be posting very often through the month of November! More about that tomorrow!
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!