Hello Sweet Friends,
Thank you so much for all of your kind comments regarding the Waldo Canyon Fire here in Colorado. I am happy to report that as of this evening, 17 days after it began, the fire is 100% contained. Almost 350 homes were lost, but almost 2700 were saved in one neighborhood alone. The firefighters from not only our local area, but from all over the western states, battled in unimaginable conditions but they fought hard and did such a fabulous job to keep this fire from spreading. It is truly a miracle and watching the community come together in support of the families who were affected and the firefighters that worked so hard was so heartwarming. It still hurts to see photos like this where entire streets were almost completely destroyed, but our town is strong and we will recover.
One week after the firestorm came over the mountains and into Colorado Springs, the rains began. We had the most beautiful double full rainbow. How could you not feel hopeful after seeing something like this.
I've been wanting to do some all white crosses for a while now. My own personal take on the Jeanne d'Arc style, if you will. After the fire seemed to be getting under control, I just felt like the time had come. I did a couple all whites (with a little gold) and a very soft shabby chic cross. I think they turned out lovely and I hope you think so too. They are headed to the gallery where I have my mosaic work displayed for sale later this week.
Petite Michelle Louise and Susan of Evelyn and Rose. What a dream come true for me.
Well dear bloggie friends, I see by the old clock on the wall that it is time for this little blogger to go to bed. I'll be sharing this over at Kathleen's Faded Charm for White Wednesday. Come by and check out all the dreamy posts for yourself.
Until next time,
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