The winds howled and buffeted us for two days and nights.
This morning we woke to this outside our bedroom window....
....and this outside my studio window.
What has always amazed me over my years of living in the woods
how silently a tree snaps and falls.
You'd think it would be a loud dramatic event
but, unless we witness a break as it happens,
we are often oblivious until we discover it after the event.
We were lucky this time.
Rather close to my studio.
The Beavers down on the marshlands also work the night shift.
The acreage they've flooded over the past few years is amazing.
They have a huge lodge that the Rusty Pups visited with glee
every time we walked by.
Over the years at least another four dams have appeared
strategically placed to increase the Beavers' domain.
Brilliant little engineers they are
though I can see that a human engineer has placed some kind of drainage
system presumably to stop the whole area becoming part of the Annapolis Basin again!
Meanwhile my design wall has layer upon layer of new beginnings.
I'm a messy worker!
I keep all the pieces I want to get started on pinned up there.
When a 'what if' moment occurs about one of them
I bring it to the front and work out solutions.
I am liking the big swoosh of a mark
but not so much the circle shape on the bottom left.
Have a great day.
Guy Fawkes Day.
An important day in history for us Brits.