Paul made a post office run today and found two presents waiting for me in the box. (I call any package that arrives by mail a present because one never knows if it ever will arrive.) lThe first was a lovely little ACEO done by Tori Jones who is known as zephi on Etsy. You are out of luck on this one but she has other wonderful things at zephi.etsy.com.
The other package contained a pair of charming heart earrings (my new favorites) made by Norma of BeachcombersCove.etsy.com. I won them in a raffle that she held for fans of her Beachcomber's page on FaceBook.
This 60 foot pine tree went over this afternoon, across the street from our house. High winds (gusts over 50 miles an hour) and soaking rains for the past 18 hours contributed to it's downfall. I sent these photos to Newsday but, with all the wild weather we've had today, I'm sure they have more dramatic photos to print. This was drama enough for us however.
Downed wires, of course.
The fire department arrived to block off the street.
All well and good now but will the tape be seen after dark?
No damage to the house and no one got hurt. Of course, getting in and out of the driveway might prove a tad tricky.
I made this bracelet using a pattern known as an African triple helix. It is a new type of beading for me but I'm having a lot of fun doing it. I just listed this particular bracelet for sale on my Etsy shop CabArray. I expect to be listing more in different colors in the very near future.