Rather shocking! We’ve lived here 4 years and this is the first time it has dawned on me that when we have our first frost, the lush Catalpa dramatically drops all its leaves! As does our Black Walnut tree. And I saw this all over the place:
As promised, here are my treats from my sister.
While we were at Rhinebeck, we saw these adorable bags. They are lined and have pockets – and this one was made out of barkcloth. As you know, I am in love with barkcloth. Before I knew it, sister dear had grabbed it and said it was an early birthday present. (My birthday is next month.) Oooh, I love, love it. Look at the sweet house in the design.
Yes, I was spoiled by my wonderful sister. But the best present was having her here for a few days. I know many of you understand: it is so hard being miles and miles away from family. And we are. They are in Florida, Michigan and Amsterdam (my family), California and Seattle (Don’s family) – too far. So I enjoyed the luxury of being physically with my sister. I sure don’t take it for granted.
Tomorrow I drive a rental car to Wilmington, Delaware for 3 days of work on The Wizard of Oz. Anyone have some neat antique/vintage stores to recommend on the way? Its not often that I drive to a coaching destination and I’d love to take advantage of the fact that I can stop places on the way.