Water ponding under the live oaks.
Hurricane Patricia was the main event this week. Rainfall totaled 9.5 inches. Lots of wind but no damage. The cats were most unhappy that their favorite napping spot on the sunny back porch was wet.
I've been quilting away on the baby quilt--working on the borders now. And now I'm beginning to plan the next one.
Reading: The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny was really good. All her Armand Gamache mysteries are excellent. I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Joe and I are really enjoying reading aloud to each other Deep South by Paul Theroux. It got off to a bad start but once he got into the trip and the people he met, it was much improved. Still reading The Last a Founding Father: James Monroe by Harlow Unger. It is well written and full of things that I didn't know.
Cooking: I have begun Tuesdays With Dorie. It is an online cooking group that bakes its way through Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. The group votes on which 2 recipes to make each month. Then everyone makes it and discusses any problems and finally posts pictures of their finished creation.
We are going to the Texas Butterfly Festival in Mission, TX next weekend. We went last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. Joe is taking a class on Macro butterfly photography. I am doing Butterfly Basics again because it was so much fun last year to go around the National Butterfly Center with an expert and learn all about the beautiful butterflies. The National Butterfly Center is amazing. It has acres of plants that provide food for the caterpillars and nectar for the butterflies. I have never seen so many butterflies at once in my life. I just hope the weather cooperates again this year.