I have to say goodbye to a friend that I made this year. She and her husband are moving back to Alaska. It seems that the Texas summers were a bit too warm and the Wounded Warriors from Alaska need her expertise again.
We did a bit of bartering and I will get to keep this beautiful painting of a polar bear in exchange for one of my hibiscus plates. She will take a bit of tropical Texas with her and I will get to feel the chill of the ice on a hot summer day.
I will miss her - but I am gaining a really good tour guide for a trip to Fairbanks next summer...