Dichotomy (one of the owners of the small company I work for) found this painted rock at a restaurant in Buellton, CA and very kindly made a gift of it to me.
The feather detail is really lovely. And the artist got the eyes right. A lot of times parrot art doesn't.
It's by our front door now. I would really like to give Dichotomy something that she would like as much. Her office is in Massachusetts, and we only see her a couple of times a year. She's always bringing us gifts from her travels.
I was talking to my fabulous mother on the cell phone when I got home from work. I sat down on the front porch, and wow! The pampas grasses have really taken off. The far one on the right must be 8 feet high and 8-10 feet in diameter!
The pampas grass is at its peak right now. The color and texture is just breathtaking. How glad am I to be home right now? (Mom, I was talking on the phone to you when I took these!)
Some other grasses.
I love grasses. Even weedy ones.