So, things in Pillar Place are moving along nicely. No deaths (yay!!) and everyone is growing rapidly. Alpha is getting HUGE and will probably go on his walkabout in the next week or so:
Iota, who was the next largest, shed his black skin and now looks like a grown up, even though he's only about an inch long:
All the rest are still teeny -- here's Gamma, to give you a general idea (their food is kept in votive holders to give you an idea of their size):
Do you see him? That little black line with the white line in the middle? They've about doubled in size -- which is why I was so amazed DD found them in the first place!
The milkweed is growing like crazy, and now has buds. It should be blooming soon, and then assuming the monarchs will be a bit early like the swallowtails were, we should start seeing monarch eggs in the next 2 - 3 weeks.
You Are Cloudy
Like everyone else, you are human. You have your ups and downs.
You try to be resilient and weather the storm. You usually can find a silver lining.
You struggle to be happy, and so far you are winning the battle.
Make room in your life for a little fun every day. It will do wonders!