Guess Mom's recovered from having to be up & about earlier than usual & having to walk back & forth for a couple hours at the clinic yesterday, she back to scraping paint off the porch post. If she'd wait till Isaac could come over on a weekend, it could probably be done in a day, but I think the goal is more to keep herself active & busy than the job itself. We still wish she'd accept a little more help, but if wishes were horses we'd all be eating steak.
Meanwhile, perfect weather today, & there are enough of the red sage & light purple whatever-it-is (it's *not* kind of impatiens I've been able to identify!) for a desk bouquet. (The speaker light shining through the diamond/honeycomb pattern of the vase is also quite pretty.) Steve mentioned last time he was over that he'd like to have some of the sage for his yard, so I need to see whether he can start some from cuttings or needs to transplant them. Either way, these were here when our family moved into the house in '59, so they're *tough* little shrubs, & he shouldn't have much trouble getting them started.