It's been raining here for several days, long hours of steady rain, highs in the 70's. Not August weather, and definitely not southern weather. It was a much needed break for all of us that are baking south of the Mason Dixon line... a much needed road sign on the way to fall (which wont really get here until October). I kind of obsess about weather this time of year. I look up weather history on Farmer's Almanac online to see when we got our first cool snap last year... you know... so I can plan my first day of sweater wearing. In November.
As you can see in the picture; we took advantage of the cooler wet weather and let the front door stand open (I framed a postcard from Italy, message side up. Is that weird?).
Thank you all for the many, many encouraging comments yesterday. Sometimes I'm amazed at the fantastic blog friends I've made out there. I'm amazed at how generous you ladies are with advice, compliments, friendship. This is truly a beloved place for me. I wish we could all get together, in one room, drink coffee, eat cake (what diet?) and gab for hours. What a convention that would be.
Speaking of blog friends, I'd like to take a little pause and say goodbye to a special blog friend. Alison (To the Moon) passed away last week after a long, valiant fight with cancer. I could go on and on about her, her sweet relationship with her husband, her incredible spirit. Her funeral was last Friday. I wish I could have gone to pay my respects to a woman I never actually met, but truly admired.
Rest in peace sweet Alison. We miss you.