Ta da! After at least a year, here are the Opal socks. Dunno what type Opal this is-got it in a trade. They are posing on Fat Cat Sock Blockers from Chappywoman on EBay. (type sock blockers in the search box.)
Here, for Patti, is a longer shot of the hibiscus plant, with the gourd vine that is taking over the patio and going up the TV antenna and the roof. I want y’all to know that a hummingbird came up and hovered in my face, and I could not take a picture because the lens was fogged over from the humidity out there.