As for the pot holder in the center pic, a friend of mine, knowing I'm a dog lover, couldn't resist giving it to me. I'd never seen anything like it, and neither had she. The bottom photo is of my potted herbs: in the left foreground, a miniature variety of basil known as 'Boxwood Basil,' plus rosemary; to its right, oregano; behind them, sweet basil. How I like to snip pieces from the herbs and take them inside to lay on my kitchen counter, the most wonderful aroma filling the air!
That's all I have to report for now. I'll be back soon with a mouth-watering recipe. Take care!