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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Calming Beauty

Okay now, enough about power outages and downed trees and melted ice cream. I think, no matter where you live, we could all use a sweet bit of early Autumn beauty. These photos were taken last Saturday, the day before Ike came to call on us, at Wegerzyn Gardens in Dayton. It was 6:30 pm, the air was heavy with dew in anticipation of the storm due to arrive the next day. the cicadas were in fine voice and the colors of the garden were rich and filled our senses with joy. Speaking of joy, Boo's babysitter had her power back by this morning, as did a few of our friends. My brother and sister in law are still without electricity but remain hopeful it will be only a matter of hours, not days, before it returns. Thank you to everyone for your dear thoughts and wishes. Let's all remember to keep those in Texas in our prayers.
See you tomorrow!
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q

9 comments:

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Great pictures Sue! Still have everyone in Texas in my prayers and lit more candles for them at St. Jude's Shrine yesterday. xxoo

Janet said...

Beautiful photos. Amazing how everything can look so peaceful when a storm is on its way to uproot your life.

Janet

Jan Parrish said...

Beautiful photo's. I hope there wasn't too much damage to that lovely garden.

Love your blog design. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Sue, you should be a professional photographer!

Betty Jo said...

OMGosh what gorgeous photos! I'm just dreaming myself right into them. xoxo

Jeanie said...

These are simply stunning.

My thoughts are with your family (and all facing the wrath of Ike).

SweetAnnee said...

lovely, lovely.!!

Carolyn said...

Loving those pics. Keep up the good work!

Susie said...

Hi Susie Q,
What beautiful glimpses of fall. The colors are just vibrant..
Glad you're getting back to normal. I'm still praying for those in TX.
xo