|Storm Over the Marsh|
We love to watch the storms come over the island or up the river. The clouds and shoots of lightning are so beautiful. Lately, our storms don't produce anything but the show. Well, we actually had rain with the storm last night and this morning the breeze off the water is dryer, fresh and cool-ish! Yea! It's been so muggy, which is intolerable for this New England girl. So I will enjoy it as long as it lasts!
Today I have my watercolor class in the morning and friends coming for dinner. I am making crab cakes for them with crabs caught off our pier, picked by my husband and I and made with my (not so) secret recipe. My friend Nancy will be picking some home grown Arugula, tomatoes and raspberries to bring for our salad and I will go to the Amish market for a fat, sleek watermelon. Sadly, I have no tomatoes as the deer have left us just stalks. Hopefully they will keep growing (tomatoes not the deer!).
|Sad Little Garden|
|Original Blackstone Lighthouse|
Susan wants me to make her a pair of earrings made with cobalt blue glass. She likes these but....
|Cobalt Beach Glass Earrings on Etsy|
... she only wears gold so I'll have to custom make them for her. I'm bringing her some pieces of glass so she can pick what she wants. She also collects beach glass on our island, but doesn't have the right ones for earrings. Blue is pretty rare to find. She did show me a wonderful piece of pottery that she found with a picture of a woman perfectly framed within the size of the shard. That would make a great pendant! The pottery shards are so interesting! I've seen some that have parts of the original decoration on it with some wonderful results. Sometimes you get a whole flower, bird or, in Susan's case, a person!