Wow, what a storm that turned out to be. They think it might have been a microburst. My power came on somewhere around 4 a.m. so it was off for about 11 hours. Poles with electrical wires blew down north of town. Some areas south of me still didn't have power as of 8 this morning. My son had a tree fall on his truck in his driveway as well as losing a tree in his backyard. He lives about 3 miles from me. Lots of big branches and trees down here in town.
I bought Dahlia bulbs last year when they went down to half price and I had a yellow one bloom last year. I kept the pots in the garage all winter and now all 4 pots have healthy plants. My first bloom is a deep maroon. It is the dinner plate variety but this bloom isn't very big. There is another bud on this plant and none so far on the other 3.
Since I sew late in the day I only got about a half hour of free motion quilting in on the blue African modular quilt before the power went out around 5 p.m. yesterday. It was not a restful night of sleep with the humidity last night.