|Despite the wind and cold, a few flowers continued to bloom.
|Lately, I’ve noticed a large number of ladybugs. They seem to be everywhere… the garden, the laundry room, the bathroom, the porch… everywhere you look, there’s another ladybug. Some have spots and others don’t.
|Ladybugs like photo ops, too. This one, with its large collection of spots, is very photogenic.
|Here are a few more late blooming flowers.
|This is another view of the garden toad, on his rounds.
|On Thursday, I went for my twice-a-month painting class at Stella Niagara in Lewiston. Here is one of the surviving plants.
|Here is yet another late blooming flower.
|Still life with bear.
|Winter scene with critters that don’t normally get along (bear and fox).
|One of the lovely stained glass windows at Stella Niagara.
|On Friday afternoon, I noticed that the moon was visible so I took its picture.
|On Saturday, I walked to the library. This Thanksgiving decoration was quite adorable.
|Saturday was the day for the monthly “sketch crawl.” It was too chilly to draw outside so I did my drawing at home. For models, I used a pair of Polish dolls. I placed them in front of a window. They are waiting to be called on to the dance floor.
|As I mentioned in last week’s update, John Pickwell had brought in a bunch of glass bottles. He had turned them into wind chimes and is selling them to raise money for Zion House, located in Avon, New York, which provides female veterans with safe and supportive housing. According to Zion House’s website, there are approximately 15,000 homeless female veterans in the United States. For more information about Zion House, take a look at this website: Zion House
|Here are a few more views of the wind chimes.
|John is a stained glass artist and this is one of the decorations attached to the wind chimes.
|Here is a floral decoration at church.