Rain -- at last --! We rejoiced last night as the rain began -- slowly at first, then more consistent, and finally, a welcome, WELCOME steady pour that not only was so needed for the drought, but assured us, that yes, the fire would be out. WHEW and THANKSGIVING!
And at long last, a good night's sleep.
Despite the drought and smoke, my winter daphne is just opening its small pink buds and effusing the air with the most heady perfume! I sketched this blossom several times -- this one was done in watercolor trying for looseness and a simplification of its many buds.
Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts .... we are ever grateful .....!