This is the second time my plumeria has bloomed. I guess it likes the heat here. Wally took this picture today and said that the praying mantis was going after hummingbirds. Yes, they can actually catch a hummingbird. Here's a link with a cool photo: Praying Mantis Catches Hummingbird
Here's the new kitten Cody with Trevor. Most of the cats have learned to tolerate Cody. The little kitten is extremely bold and fearless. I'd forgotten what it's like to have a kitten in the house. I wish I could siphon off some of his energy for myself.
We found this kitten on the side of the road last night. Another member of the family now. I'll be calling the Vet tomorrow to get it in to get checked out. It seems really young but it's strong, feisty and looking for trouble all the time.
I've listed a new set of beads in my Etsy shop, River Rocks. These were totally therapeutic to make. They have a lot of visual texture with mottled and webbed patterns in ivory and brown encrusted with silver. I've heavily encased them with a premium crystal clear. There are quite a few perfect matches among the set so you could get a few earring pairs out of this as well.