Henri — rain only

On Friday, K and I were up in Winchester buying clethra and oak leaf hydrangea for the shady corner of the new fence. The garden staff was sliding pots into dense rows. Puzzling. I wondered what was going on.

“We’re getting ready for the hurricane.”

“What hurricane?”

You mean to tell me I consult Twitter for two hours a day and heard not a blip about Henri?

Time to add WBZ to my timeline.

Anyway, we entertained Friday night (it’s been so long!) and planted on and off on Saturday, all while keeping a close eye on the weather reports. Upgraded to hurricane! Sliding west! Not getting a direct hit here in the Boston area, as it turns out. The eastern side passes over us now, delivering intermittent, heavy rain.

It’s a nice sound, the rain. A good day for: a lap blanket, crossword puzzles, and soup!

This happened BEFORE the storm, by the way. What can I say? Fence not even two weeks old and it’s the third time a neighbor’s branch has taken out a panel. Excuse me for being annoyed.

In happier news, Deb sent me a color treasure.

I don’t know what it says about me, but untying that crocheted ribbon was the most exciting thing I’ve done in a long time!

Already applied a speckled piece to a moon in progress. Immediate elevation of the surround. Reminds me of a traditional quilter who once opined that she included a few Kaffe Fassett squares in every composition because they reliably improved the piece as a whole.

I kind of love the blue shawl’s accidental contribution here. Windows are new.

Lastly, I am more than a little surprised that I’ve continued with the Paris Collage Collective’s weekly challenge. It’s almost September! Look at me! (I abandoned Roxane Gay’s monthly book selections way back in May. Found that keeping up had a way of turning reading into homework. Who needs that?).

I’ve bounced between purely digital compositions to purely paper to amalgams. The digital layering that includes quilt-photos and/or a paper collage seems to offer the most depth.

Also, it’s getting so that when I select photos for a double exposure, previous prompt responses come up. That’s fun. I notice other contributors including past-week elements as well.

Check out #pariscollagecollective on Instagram. Almost all of the contributions are impressive.

Made the above (not a prompt response) before I knew about the hurricane. But it must have been in the ether.

Enjoy your Sunday! If you’re in the northeast, hope the storm’s impact is minimal!

15 thoughts on “Henri — rain only

  1. Jen NyBlom

    Stay Safe, Dee! Hope the branch
    /fence damage (BEFORE the storm–uhn, smacking forehead, here) is ALL you get —
    Thinking of you

  2. Joanne in Maine

    Your dog looks so perfectly content. Fences. Sigh. I hope the tree owners pay for repairs????
    It’s darkening up here in Maine at noon on Sunday. Very still. No wind. No rain. LOTS of humidity. We could use some water. Drought conditions. I love that tiny piece of Deb’s inside your Moon. Your houses are so wonderful.

    1. deemallon Post author

      We’ve learned the hard way that when stuff falls into your yard it’s your responsibility. Humidity here this week was off the charts. Like a swamp outside. But it’s been good for your grass, no?

  3. Nancy

    So glad the storm is merely a lap blanket kind for you. I’ve been trying to figure out from the news, which I’m not so great at! Love the bundle of love from Deb. Beautiful.

  4. RainSluice

    glad the impact is not so bad, so far. I guess the numbers will come in tomorrow sometime. Lotsa great work, Dee!

  5. Liz A

    our Sunday was spent driving from St Louis to Oklahoma City, where we ended up in an absolutely skanky B&B (the best OKC had to offer … which says everything) … had to send back the sushi I ordered at the recommended restaurant … what was I thinking ordering raw tuna in Oklahoma? (and please don’t get me wrong … I actually love Oklahoma … but we crapped out this time around)

    love that weather map … has me thinking Deb’s cloth against shades of gray could be a thing … and that blue shawl … wowza


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