I had to chuckle when I saw the pic of those bees on the sedum. They reminded me of a couple of gossiping ladies.
Joseph saw the first blue heron on our pond this morning. He called to me, but by the time I got out there, it had flown off. We've been planning our seating areas, and even a treehouse overlooking the pond. What a pleasure it will be to sit and look upon the wildlife that will visit.
An update on the homemade deodorant... this stuff rocks! The final test will be tomorrow, when I'll be sitting outdoors at the Market all day. I've worked in the garden, and worked in the shop, and it's far better than the natural, "boughten" brand I've been using. I'll keep you posted. By the way, the flower in the 2nd photo is clitoria mariana, named for ummm... rather obvious reasons.