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Hi Everyone,

This weekend we had our first real Fall rain. Although Fall has been in the air for the last few weeks, the weather has been mostly mild to warm with very little rain. Saturday it rained with more on Sunday. I’m already longing for the peak days of the summer. The carefree time of a warm summer evening on the deck.

Which brings me to our new image this week, Summer Winds to Dance With, a beautiful Sunflower, set against clear blue sky to remind us all that summer will come again.

I love sunflowers. Everything Sunflower. Everything. Every one of Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers. The sunflower named “Moulin Rouge, with it’s gorgeous brown velvet petals.” I can spend hours watching the squirrels, hang suspended from the gargantuan face of the “Russian Mammoth.” But somehow this set of “green thumbs” can’t get them going in our new garden. So, I am totally dependent on our neighbors’ successes with sunflower seeds.

Boy are there some great successes around here.

The story of this image is fun and whimsical. I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. Read the whole story of Summer Winds to Dance With at Cynthia Yolland — Slices of Beauty.

Help Us Help: Relief for West Coast Fires

We continue to donate 30% of our proceeds after expenses to support relief efforts for those effected by the West Coast Fires. This week I want to focus on how the fires are compounding the housing crisis.

When the CZU Lightning Complex fires ripped through the Santa Cruz Mountains six weeks ago, Bradford, her husband and five children were suddenly homeless — along with thousands of others. …

The sudden need for housing was worsened by the pandemic limiting shelter capacity. Complicating it further was that … {Santa Cruz County, CA] had never dealt with a fire on this scale.

You can read the rest of the article here. The fires have devastated entire communities in Oregon and Washington and in California nearly 1,000 homes in Santa Cruz county alone with hundreds more in other parts of the state. We can help them together. Thank you for help out.

New Cards at Cynthia Yolland — Slices of Beauty

Along with Summer Winds to Dance With, we’re releasing a new card with an image with which Portlanders will be familiar — Let It Snow. Not so much the snowy part but the St Johns Bridge.

These images are on high quality paper cards come pre-folded, packed in cello sleeves, and includes a white envelope for each card. Available in packs of 5, 10, & 25. Click on the image and select the pack size you wish to purchase. Christmas is coming. It’s time to get prepared. You can select from all our Note Cards here.

As always, we appreciate your feedback. Please send us your comments at info@cynthiayolland.com and follow Cynthia on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Also, please share Summer Winds to Dance With with your friends and families.

Thank you for supporting us at Cynthia Yolland — Slices of Beauty.

Cynthia & George

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