(detail from pages below)
The night before last, as I finished posting my last post, a huge storm blasted through our area with frightening ferocity! It started with a rumble of thunder, but quickly the winds picked up and began to roar. It was after midnight, so my husband was already asleep as I tried to get all the windows closed as quickly as possible. He's one of the soundest sleepers, but even he couldn't sleep through this storm - and we both made our way quickly out doors to protect my cacti collection - I opened the awning most sit under, and he the sun umbrella, to protect what we could from the hammering hail and down pour.
Moments later we stood in the kitchen teeth chattering, soaked to the bone! Only then did I feel scared by just how violent the storm was. We were quite lucky, only losing a few tree limbs, some broken tomato plants, and getting our hostas peppered with holes from the hail. They look like they were shot up by bb guns or something.click on images for loser view
We survived the drama way better than our neighbors in Yonkers, where the hail piled up enough for snow shovels to have to come out, and power still hasn't been restored for some...The reward has been very pleasant low humidity, cool temps, and bright blue skies!
As many of you know, Lynne Hoppe and I have been, s l o w l y, working on a collaborative book project together. Thankfully, we go with the same flow on this!Here's where I first talk about our books, and share mine, and following is the latest installment I've done on her book.The first set of pages you see here are layering over what she started, and the second set are ones I started from scratch, which she will layer over once I get this back to her. I have a couple more pages to work on before that happens!
This is how Lynne started the pages,