The "butterfly vine" we have in our yard is called Passiaflora and looks like this one. You can see more kinds of plants and great butterfly pictures here. See another good web site with advice and great links for building your butterfly friendly garden here. Even if you can't grow passiaflora in your climate, there are plenty of butterfly attracting plants that you probably CAN grow. We also have a nice hummingbird population living in our yard. They especially seem to like the birds of paradise and the lavender.
Thanks to everyone for all your comments on the last post. I really did have a wonderful time with the journal quilt.
OK, now for the bad news/ good news stuff. Since some of you have asked, I got the call from my doctor, the biopsy results are in and they were positive. That would be the bad news part. You could have knocked me over with a feather. For all that I just had surgery for a biopsy, I was absolutely shocked to discover that I have uterine cancer. The next step will be a hysterectomy. Thankfully, I am old enough not to need my uterus any more.
I am starting today on Megace, which is a drug to stop estrogen. Next week I will consult the cancer specialist and we will be scheduling surgery soon. If the cancer is small, the hysterectomy will be it. If it has started to spread to the uterine wall, radiation will also be part of the treatment. The good news is, if you have to have cancer, uterine cancer is often pretty well contained and doesn't spread. The other good news is that I probably won't have to do chemo.
I am staying positive and have plenty of support from friends and family. That's good news too.