I am in Connecticut,
arrived safely on Monday eve
.....after driving through horrific rainstorms
and many accidents along the I-287 corridor in New Jersey.
Yesterday, I woke up in my old bedroom at my Mom's house ~
to a chilly morning full of sunshine.
I headed down to the kitchen to have a bit of tea
and noticed one of Mom & Pop's cats, "Petey" in the small kitchen window ~
obviously intent on watching something or someone....
|"Petey" is a Russian Blue (one of two that live here with them, the other guy is "Timmy")|
This is what he was watching:
|a beautiful white squirrel sitting on Mom's deckrail|
Our small hometown of Stratford, CT
is known for it's abundance of white squirrels such as he...
nibbling on toast crust that Mom feeds them...
Mom has fed the squirrel here for years,
and they know they will always get something good from her....
needless to say,
squirrels from far & wide know about
|These are not Albino Squirrels ~ |
they are a small band of true White Squirrel with black eyes
...that have bred to greater, stronger numbers here in Stratford
undoubtedly with the help of Mom.
Growing up here,
I was so used to seeing them, but now I must admit
seeing this one yesterday took my breath away ~
Taking a short walk out to Mom's backyard to get a closer look at Mr. White,
I snapped a few photos of the beautiful AUTUMN day:
|reflections of my memories|
in the backyard birdbath...
the air smells just like I remember...
damp, clean & fresh~
the colors just as vivid:
Old stone walls,
laid years ago ~ confine the backyard and make me feel safe...
~ a carpet of maple leaves beneath my feet ~
|my color palette|
It's no wonder that when I create & design
my mind wanders here, to this place...
my pencil sketches tidbits of memories
....my needle and thread captures the surroundings of my youth....
Have a Beautiful Autumn day where ever you are!!
*Blessed be, my Friends*
~ Lori ~