As I write this, it’s early Saturday morning and our area is being hit with a massive nor’easter that’s brought heavy rains and wicked winds. I’m staying inside, thank you.
Three things happened this week that I wanted to share with you.
The big cherry tree came down. Finally. This is the other half of the old tree that came down last fall and split the lilac bush. It was completely covered with poison ivy and vines and was such a mess. My husband sprayed roundup on it all and let it lie all winter. And just last week, during that wonderful warm spell we experienced, he cleaned up the whole area. And we both wondered when the rest of the tree would come down.
It came down in the winds last night. Here it is in the picture below. Too bad you can’t tell how badly it’s raining! But how fortunate are we that there was nothing planted in the garden?
I caught an awful cold at school. There’s really not much else to say about it but I figure it’s a great weekend to be sick. I’m staying in my pajamas.
Pioneer Woman e-mailed me. I opened my mail one morning this week to find one from “Pioneer”. What is this, I wondered. In it, she asked me if she could link my blog to her favorite sites in her ‘Good Reads’ section. I wrote her back and asked if it really was Pioneer Woman. And immediately I received a reply: “Yes, dear”, she told me. “It’s me”. I told her it would be an honor to have her link to my blog and thanked her.
You all know how highly I regard Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman. I link to her often and it was her blog that inspired me to create my own. I’ve been reading her since early 2007 and have learned so much about photography and post processing through her wonderful step-by-step tutorials and those of her guest photographers. She’s a generous and kind person and I’m honored to share a space with the other wonderful blogs that she deems “Good Reads”. I hesitated telling you all this because I don’t want to toot my own horn and I have no idea why she wrote me. But it made my day. Ok, I’ll admit it. It made my whole week.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY
See the post below for your chance to win a 12 x 8 Standout Print of your choice from Mpix.com. It’s my way of saying Thank You to all my followers. I need to tell you about a mistake I made, however. I posted the incorrect size of the print, stating that it was a 12 x 18 when in fact it’s a 12 x 8! I apologize profusely and I really hope you won’t hold it against me. I’ll announce the winner this evening.
Until then, my friends . . .