Just a random photo of Thranduil and Ashley, with Ashley pointing out that there are a lot of people in the room staring at them. I think Thranduil looks stylish, if not elf-appropriate, in his Iplehouse set (that is the King set, I think, and the shirt especially is glorious).
As I was taking out the recycling I kicked a small golf ball-sized rock, and I thought at first it was a chunk of concrete--but it was so round and had an interesting surface, so I wondered if it was a geode:
not quite a geode, but full of tiny quartz crystals! Other family member's feet are in the photo; alas the party breaks up tomorrow-- and it will be very quiet in the house during the day without them. I will miss them!