I appreciate all of your kind words regarding Ghost. Our animal companions do touch our hearts, and I'm glad that you understand that bond. Our other cat Smudge has been a comfort. He has a much different personality and still remains kitten-like even though he's an old man of eleven. It's likely that another cat will be coming into our lives later this fall after we get some travel done.
We had some amazing weather Monday evening, so I thought I'd share a few quick shots I took from the back porch. The sun was coming out even while the rain was coming down, resulting in a gigantic full double bow.
The pictures don't do it justice, just take my word for it! Anyway, it was a pleasure to see such beauty after such an emotionally trying day.