It's been a while since I had a Usual Suspects. Since being back home to the ancestorial Casa du Borghese, the houseboys aren't the only thing that needed time to get their bearings. The above is one of the geraniums, which I love. This one I bought in two weeks ago from the garden, before the first frost, and I'm going to try to keep it going till spring. I had success last year. It's taken time to get another bird arboretum going again. The windowsills here are just as wide as those at my place in Bucks County, but I haven't tried to place seed on the sills just yet, as I have several feeders out. But the bird variety is getting nice. Again, the trick seems to be a variety of seeds for a variety of birds. Of course, the Mother is in dismay over Bouvier II. Not only Bouvier, but about 5 offspring as well. Some days they are all dashing all over the yard and chasing each around the trees. Comical I find it. I have hidden the peanut bag, so she doesn't know. I hope they will eventually take them from my hand. Yes. I'm nuts.