I don't know what was happening with me and my camera at Mom's birthday. I took a lot of pictures of people with Cousin Mike's camera and Chris took photo's with his camera but all I came home with was pictures of flowers. Above is a picture of the tiny birdhouse that my friend Mary G. gave me at our HRBlock office dinner. It is tucked into the ferns and lilies of the valley under the rhododendron bush. It looks great there. Below, Mom's Iris were just starting to bloom so of course I had to take a picture of them.
In the front yard some Lily of the Valley were blooming under the Rhododendron which was past it's prime.
There were a few blooms of this plant which I have never found the name for. Never looked for the name for it either. Do you know what it is? It grows all over their yard wherever no one has replaced it with other flowers. I suspect it was planted by the lady who owned the place before Mom and Dad bought it in 1961.
And then I had to take pictures of the three vases of flowers that Jim and I bought for Mom's birthday. We went to Lunds on Lake Street and had lots of fun choosing from the available flowers. Well, I had fun and Jim went to find the restroom.
Here is a closeup of the four different flowers all mixed together in a bouquet.
And here is my new (to me) Hollywood Cabinet with the Pfaff 23o sewing machine that is one of my presents for Christmas. I got it from Cindy Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org
The front that looks like a radio is the back of the chair that slides into the cabinet. In the chair, under the seat are two little drawers. They pull out on the right side. The machine head will go in the top of the cabinet once I have done a little more shining up on it. I haven't tried it out yet, I just got it home. Well so it wasn't an all flower post after all.