Just popping in for a hello with no photos to post -- they're on my phone and no way to download them here in Buffalo. My last nine days were spent camping on the very shore of Lake Erie, sunning, swimming, reading, writing, eating, talking to my very best friend in the world. It has been lovely, amazing, restorative. I feel like a new woman. I've seen sunsets and sunrises that are to die for, and grilled some mean dinners. I've sat around a few campfires, and have drunk a few too many gins & tonic (gin & tonics?). Just now I'm due for a nice, hot shower and a dinner that someone else is cooking! My friend Tom (Cheryl's partner) is cooking his own birthday dinner tonight, because he's a guy and nobody else can manage the grill (ahem). I arrive home in 4 more days, and will have much more to say and show then. But I've finished the new Barbara Kingsolver, along with 2 other books, written pages and pages and pages each morning, sketched and painted and played to my heart's content. I'm taking a minute now to read just a few blog entries from my blogging friends, and to write and let you know I haven't disappeared, and will be back in the blink of an eye!