I went through my red regular quilting cottons (not batiks) and put the pinker ones on one end of the shelf, the salmon to coral next on the shelf and the truer reds at the far end. I pulled out this little group to contemplate using them in the near future. This is what a stash is for, to pull fabrics from 8 different manufacturers and probably over a 15 year time span and see how well they go together.
I was outside later and took this photo of the big coleus in front of the garage. Yes, I have pink and red in the same planter.
I filled my bird feeders and looked out a little while later to see this guy inside the wire cage that is supposed to keep him out. One of the brown squirrels was able to tip the cap up just far enough to start chewing the plastic tube in the center. Then the gray squirrels fit into the tiny spot that was chewed out and have chewed it down to the half way point and the only thing holding this together is strapping tape. Of course they eat through that so I have to keep replacing it. That's how he got in, chewed the tape and then slipped in.
He is frantically trying to get out of there because I scared the cr*p out of him by walking up close to take his picture. The little gray squirrels can fit into really tight places and the big brown squirrels do most of the destruction to the feeders. I'm at the point that if I had a pellet gun I would probably be shooting at them.