Friday Celia, Pat and I had lunch together and then did what girls do when one of them has broken up with her boyfriend -- we went shopping. We found some treasures in a charming consignment shop. I came away with some really special crystal stemware and a tall stand for my copper bird bath. Pat surprised us with Mother's Day bouquets of apple blossoms from her neighbor's tree and tulips from her own garden.
As for my own tulips, the deer are at them again, and I managed to save just one purple late-bloomer. Friends and flowers -- good for the spirit.