If you are reading this on Tuesday, September 27, I am waiting with all of Florida to see where Hurricane Ian goes. The forecast is updated daily. Monday the prediction was for Ian to slow just west of Tampa, slowly weaken and then move into the Big Bend on Friday morning. Tuesday morning there is a Hurricane Watch for the two counties south of mine with the possibility of Ian landing there. There are always so many models no one really knows. Hurricanes can change course and surprise everyone. No matter where Ian lands, the west coast of Florida will be flooded with storm surge. Storm Surge is the rise in seawater level caused solely by a storm. On Wednesday & Thursday we will see what Mother Nature does.
My county is under Hurricane Watch. Life-threatening storm surges and hurricane-force winds are expected. Storm surge usually knocks out power as the water rushes inland and impacts transformers. I will probably be off line for a day or two. When I have power for the internet, I’ll post my condition. Please keep Florida and every place in the hurricane’s path in your prayers.
I had planned to do a post this week on my new sofa and a little fall decor. Today is a little peek which I hope you enjoy. Later, I’ll share more. In July I wrote about Modern Tropical Inspiration for my living room. I began to develop a plan for updating the room as I certainly like the description of clean lines, lots of greenery, and a tranquil space. Wanting to refresh my living room, I replaced my futon with a light new sofa not quite as wide as the futon. I have no pets nor children and the light fabric is a good foundation for my pillows in various covers.
I’m starting with my brown pillow with embroidered leaves that I like to use in the autumn. I added a pillow in my reindeer pillow cover. This combination will work well through November. The pale pink chenille throw I bought last year is the background to the pillows to keep my coastal color choices
I bought a macrame wall hanging and hung it on the wall to the right of the sofa. I really like the design and the splash of color on the ends of the cords.
On the right side table, I have a new carved wooden pumpkin. I really like the design on the pumpkin. I added my Fall conch shell filled with flowers I made 2 years ago.
In front of the vignette is a simple pine cone display. In Florida, fall to me is pine cones and sand. Florida pine trees were the wood of choice for many when they settled the Florida peninsula. Our soil here in central Florida is mostly sand. There is sand everywhere. I filled a glass vase with stone and placed a large pine cone in the center of the stones. I added a few small shells. This pine cone display is really a good representation of fall here.
I bought a large vase at Ross for Less and filled it with natural fillers that complement my room and the season. I love adding deeper colors and more texture in the fall. The vase works well with the coastal wall art.
In front of the table with the vase is a basket of houseplants.
Say a little prayer for everyone in the path of Ian. Until we talk again,
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