This table was a unique addition. The top is plexiglass, and beneath the plexiglass the colors are created using natural sand from the yard and some bought at JoAnn's. We later added some metal stars around the base of the table. Really neat to see how many uses we can find for these handy black tubs.
Here is a closer look at how my herb garden is doing. The basil is the big one in the middle. The bench in the background doubles as a table. I really enjoy this bench. The back rotates up to make half of a picnic table. We have a second bench like this on the deck so with the two together we would have a full size picnic table. Quite often I find one or two of the cats sleeping under the bench. I think it is a cool place for them to lounge, especially later in the day when the big oak tree provides even more shade.
Now I have a question... has anyone seen a moth that looks like this? We found this guy on the wall just to the right of our back door. He was there yesterday, and he is still there today. He is pretty big... maybe 2" across at its widest. Sure isn't anything we have seen before. We are just leaving him alone. He doesn't seem to be bothering anything.