|Finally Mrs. Oriole did not bolt when she saw me with the camera. She likes the orange. Mr. Oriole likes the grape jelly. There is nectar for them to drink too but I haven't witnessed them drinking it.|
|Even though these frames were roughly the size of the 50 cent ones, I had to pay $2 a piece because they contained 'art'. Looks good in the gold room. Also bought some nicely matted and framed Monet prints for one of the bathrooms.|
|Lilacs starting to bloom. Smells so nice|
Meanwhile, my friend had planned to bbq swordfish outside and feed us moms on her deck. We made it through wine spritzers and appetizers before the deluge beating a hasty retreat when the lightning started. But a nice night with friends.
There is to be rain all weekend though I notice a small window of rainlessness on the radar this morning. I had squirrelled up cosmos, cleome and zinnia seeds last fall plus I bought some annuals to fill some of my decorative pots.
Tonight, Mother's Day Eve dinner for me. Shanna and Julie can be treated by their spouses tomorrow.
Then the real deluge: getting ready to sell. Annoyingly, the inside painting is NOT done making it useless to do much cleaning. Outside needs some bush trimming. All this should be done this week.