This Hunt is hosted by Joe in Florida. They have shuttered their house and gone to a shelter. Hoping all goes well, they live on the west shores of Florida. Pretty spooky.
One of our friends from south Florida has gone north to visit his brother in Minnesota. They may get snow with his visit!
Another family of friends is staying put near Tampa. Others we are not sure of. Wishing them all the best.....
For Scavenger Hunt 511
This has been a day of reflections for sure. Our artist friend, Lou (Bag Blog), lost her mother recently. I've been thinking of that as her father died not too long ago. My parents died back in the early 80s and I still miss them. I often think I should send Mom a photo of a sunset or rainbow. I spent many hours with my dad stuck in the mud or snow or working cattle until dark. My folks would be so happy to see how our family has turned out and the fun things we get to do. My dad would drink to that!
Don Williams, country singer, died yesterday and we were listening to some of his old songs. That brought back memories of Carolyn's wedding back in the early 80s, too. Carolyn's husband, Robert, died a short time ago, too. Carolyn is our niece and they played a Don Williams song, You're My Best Friend, at their wedding. My mom was there and Carolyn's other grandmother. So there are sweet memories all tied together.
So with all the hurricane thoughts and family thoughts tied into getting ready to leave Angel Fire, I'm having a happy/sad day. This is a great place to spend time in the summer, we had an especially nice house but I will be happy to be home at our especially nice place, too.
For my art link I discovered a new sketcher artist. I was reading Joan Tavolott's blog http://watercolorsbyjoan2.blogspot.com/ and a link was posted about this sketcher. Some new styles to consider. Beautiful work.
Paula Ensign in Washington state.