I'm still here. Really, I am. It's just that my camera still is NOT here and my week has been very busy.
If I had my camera this week, here's what you would have seen:
--the brilliant, flaming red of our little maple tree out front, lit up by the warm rays of the sun
--my rhododendron: it's blooming! One dark mulberry bloom is courageously poking its head towards the sky -- whoever heard of that!
--the large bouquet of zinnias and cosmos that I picked the night before our first hard frost
--my neighbor's trees: stunning in their pumpkin orange and golden yellows with the light filtering through and illuminating their leaves. This has been such a beautiful Fall!
--the little stone cabin on a lake where we enjoyed a cozy fire, hot pumpkin soup and s'mores before a walk around the lake in the dark
--the fall bag and needle case I finally finished and need to post on Etsy
--the candy corn cookies I made which look pretty authentic!
Michael's taking two weeks of vacation beginning this Monday! We're just staying put, but we're looking forward to some relaxation. The weather for the next 6 days should be in the low 70's, upper 60's. I guess it's Indian Summer and the furnace is off! I'm hoping my camera is back early next week :). I'm not sure how much blogging I'll do during our vacation, but if I have my camera, I'm sure it will be hard to stay away. :)