It's been very rainy the past few days. There was a huge thunderstorm just as the girls got off their schoolbus yesterday. Emma and Chloé are lucky and only have to walk (or run) two houses down. I actually jumped in the car and chased one of Emma's friends as I didn't want her walking home in the storm. She was quite wet when we got to her but was grateful for a ride the rest of the way home. It took her a moment to realize why the crazy lady was honking at her.
The cloudy weather is making the garden look very beautiful this morning. A grey outfit can be the perfect backdrop for colourful accessories. The orange and red fruit of the spindle tree is looking particularly elegant. Isn't its fruit interesting? It's like fairytale popcorn.
Yesterday when I was walking Meeko, the rain suddenly stopped. There was a huge chorus (and I mean huge) among the birds in the forest. It made me wonder if they sit around talking about the weather like we do. Look! The sun, the sun! I see it too!
Enough about the weather. I have made great progress on my Etsy store. I now have my shop name registered (trowelandpaintbrush) and my banner up!! I am quite excited! There is nothing in the store for the moment but there will be in the next week. I feel like I'm at the point where if it was a store at street level, the sign would have just been painted but the windows would still covered with brown paper. Have a look here if you'd like. I'll let you know here the moment that there is something in it for sale. I also will offer a special giveaway to my wonderful readers! Have a great weekend.