|Such long tails on this species|
|The eye of the butterfly.|
Next on to some of the projects I have worked on since last here. The Bathtub Herb garden has slowly morphed into what it is now. I had lots of ideas that flew thru my head and then didn't end up working. But at last I think I have pulled together enough things to make it work. And it sure dresses up the boring side wall to our 2nd garage and our guest apartment. There is still a lot of growing to do. There are larger herbs growing in the ground and those are still quite small. On the other side of the door, there are matching beds that are filled with baby 4 o'clocks, zinnias, cosmos and cerinthes. But right now they are all about 2" tall and not worthy of any pics!!
|I had this pump for years. We actually poured a concrete pier to attach the pump to so it would not fall over in the wind. And no, it is not plumped for water.|
|Cool rock that the frogs love to sun on.|
Now close up's of flowers, since I had the lenses out for the butterfly anyway.
These last 2 are the tiny flowers on one of my Hens & Chicks. I didn't even know they even had flowers but boy are they fun.
|Elfaba, one of my new chickies. Should lay blue/green eggs.|
|Hamlet, now that he is solo rooster, is so much happier. Horatio went on to a neighbor to be lord over her hens.|
But we have also had some hard times recently. DH was just diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is of intermediate concern for either already spreading or would in the very near future. There are not any really good imaging studies for finding prostate cancer that has spread. The CT scan can show if there is major involvement and the bone scan of course would show metastatic bone disease. And yes, those are normal as we expected. But for the early more microscopic spread, the only way to find out is to look at everything under a microscope. So that will happen. Meaning, major removal of the entire prostate and some lymph nodes. Then go from there. So prayers would be welcome.