The senior patio members.
Seniority is by age.
For once there was no clash of the titans!
Instead, it was a peaceful gathering of alpha minds!
They seldom ever sit so near each other. I figured it must be either (a) the rain, or (b) watching the close-knit relationship of the patio family through the grille and learning that is is okay to sit closer to each other without having to defend one's 1 metre-radius territory and launch an attack!