We have been so lucky here in Otterville, as in many parts of Ontario this year, to have a beautiful fall. We’ve had such warm temperatures and pleasant sunny days to enjoy all through September, October and November, right up to this past Friday, when I was out in my shirtsleeves digging up canna lily bulbs to put away until spring. We reached a record high temperature that day – 20.7 degrees Celsius!
Well, that all ended on Saturday, as the rain came down and the temperatures dropped and the wind picked up. I woke up early Saturday morning to the sound of our smoke alarms making the tiny beeps they make when the power goes out or comes back on. In this case, it was coming back on, but that was not to last. Pretty soon it went out again, and was out until about a quarter to 10 in the morning. Back on just in time for our Welcome Back to Otterville studio tour to begin! Quickly I got the cranberry wassail heating up in the crockpot, and the lights on in the gallery.
I didn’t have a lot of hope that many people would venture out on such a morning, but they did! And many of them were new people who had never been on the tour before. From the bottom of my heart, I thank everyone who came out of their cozy houses and looked at what we had to offer. I hope some of you, if you are reading this, will be back soon!
For those who didn’t make it out but who follow me here, I appreciate your ongoing support, and here is a new piece of my art that I had on display this weekend. It features a portion of Otterville this beautiful fall. I truly hope whoever owns these chairs has had a chance to sit in them with a coffee or a glass of wine once in a while and enjoy the sun.