A couple of days ago, the Bag Lady stopped for a minute down by the river and took a photo through a gap in the trees. This is not a place she ordinarily frequents, especially at night, because it is a party spot for the teenagers from town. Quite a few very bad things have happened there, but this day there was no-one around and she wanted to take some pictures.
She also took a picture of the other side of the highway, looking up the hill. The trees had started to turn and she thought it looked rather pretty.
Yesterday, she happened to be in almost the same place, and the trees have turned a little more, so she took a comparison shot:
Yesterday was a very nice day, and the heat ushered in a thunderstorm last night! Thunderstorms in September are rather rare in this area, so the Bag Lady was a little surprised. She thought about trying to capture it on film, but it was very dark, and she thought it would be a little boring to watch. There were some spectacular flashes of lightning, though, and a few fairly loud cracks of thunder.
The poor Princess unsuspectingly went outside in the dark, and almost tore the door down in her efforts to get back in when she realized there was a thunderstorm! She is not a fan of loud noises. To be perfectly honest, neither is the Bag Lady! She loves watching the lightning, but is afraid of thunder. Even though she is perfectly aware that it is the lightning that is dangerous and that the thunder won't hurt her. She doesn't have to be rational ALL the time, does she?
Oh, and speaking of crazy, here is a picture of the spinach in her garden. There have been several hard frosts since the beginning of September, but her spinach is very hardy, apparently! She went out to check on it yesterday and was amazed to find it still looking very good!
So she is still dehydrating spinach. She made a loaf of (Bunnygirl's) spinach cheese bread for her sister and her friends when they visited, and they loved it!