Wednesday, October 31, 2012

All is Calm

After the drama that hurricane Sandy brought on Monday and Tuesday, things seem to be getting back to normal. Well, for me, at least - friends in nearby communities are still without power, and New York and Long Island really took a hit - not to mention other areas along the east coast and further inland.

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!


Libby Fife said...

So glad that you are safe and sound. I couldn't believe the mess I saw on the news. Couldn't believe that destruction.

What a great way to spend a stormy evening-bidding on fabric:)

And I am not crazy about the gory costumes either but as you said, the little ones are so sweet when, well, they are little!

Have a good Wednesday and good luck with the art every day. I will be watching:)

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Glad you're safe and I trust your daughter is too!
Stay inspired!

sharon said...

Good to hear from you that all is well. I'm sure Bill was deeply concerned being away.
Just love the photo of "jack" and Angus.
Under your influence I've decided to give AEDM a go this year. Good luck to both of us.
Wishing you treats, no tricks this Halloween.

Rebag said...

Glad you are safe..... Love the fabrics you got! Hope you share what you create!

Simone said...

I am so glad that you are well Judy and didn't have any structural damage during the storm. That hydrangea was just waiting for you to rescue it from the elements! Angus certainly likes the warm glow of the pumpkin! I very much look forward to your 'art every day' posts. x

amanda white said...

Hi Judy,
Just catching up on your last post here after clearing up our own devastation after a simultaneous big storm on our side of the Atlantic which pretty well did for any Halloween festivities. Even the cemeteries were closed (which this being Spain was Very Serious indeed). Glad to hear all is well with you. Keep Calm and Carry On Creating.