Finding a birthday present for Martha's birthday is always a challenge. Being an artist and very particular about colors and designs, I have been skunked on a number of occasions. But today I hit a home run. This summer in France we (she) fell in love with a particular style of outdoor pot called an "Anduze Pot" made in the town of Anduze for the court of Louis the XIV. They are only made in that community. But shipping home some heavy pots (much less carrying them as carry-ons) would have been impossible. So I found an importer and bought two. She's happy! It's a good birthday.