Our writers conference started this evening, and the only good fence I have to share is the fencing that forms the butterfly house at the botanical garden. It’s tough work herding butterflies! I hope to visit your blogs this weekend, as we have a long day ahead of us, Friday.
Buckeye backlit by sunlight
Friday’s Hunt v2.11
This week we’ve searched high and low to come up with Starts with K, Week’s Favorite, and Yellow or Gold.
I walked around the neighborhood recently looking for Starts with K. Surely, I would pass a skateboarder wearing Knee pads, or find a Knocker on someone’s door. Nope. There was a Kia in front of a house, but I didn’t think it wise to walk up the driveway and take a picture of the nameplate. Thinking back, I could have snapped a pic of the entire car and captioned the photo. So, to make my long story shorter, here are my offerings for this week:
Week’s Favorite and Yellow
Black Swallowtail butterfly–newly emerged Wednesday morning
Starts with K–Keys in Knob
Friday’s Hunt v2.10
This week we are hunting things that Start with J, Week’s Favorite, and Surprise.
Jet–Starts with J
Week’s Favorite–Clouded Sulphur butterfly
Surprised to see so much fungi on this trunk.
This week we’re hunting for Starts with I, Week’s Favorite, and Pink.
“I” is for instar. This is the first-stage caterpillar from the egg of a Black Swallowtail Butterfly.
I see a huge gap between the first and second photos. Please scroll down to see #2-3. Thanks!
Week’s Favorite: Black Swallowtail chrysalis
If you look closely, you can see the delicate web “girdle” attaching it to the stem. I witnessed a Northern Cardinal snacking on a large caterpillar, so I put a few in an aquarium in the kitchen to preserve some butterflies.
Pink: Our Encore Azalea is blooming
Friday’s Hunt v2.8
This week we are hunting for things that Start with H, Week’s Favorite, and Single.
Thursday didn’t seem as Hot as what has become the norm, so I took my iPhone 6 Plus to the backyard with me when I filled feeders and birdbaths. I checked the fennel, and found several Hungry Black Swallowtail caterpillars. This is the first time I’ve seen them this year.
My Week’s Favorite shows the Black-eyed Susans moved in with the fennel. They were probably like the rest of us, looking for a wee bit of shade.
Most of the Purple Coneflowers resemble burnt toast, but I found this single blossom.
This week we are looking for things that start with C, week’s favorite, and unique perspective.
The juvenile Osprey awaiting dinner at sunset is my unique perspective.
Here’s my recently-created Cozy Corner, with a chair that rocks and swivels. I have more items to add to the shelves.
My favorite this week is another visit from the Monarch Butterfly. I’m glad it came to the bird-feeder pole so I could get a better shot than last week. I don’t know what it hoped to find there, so I assume it stopped by for the photo op.
This week we’re hunting for things that Start with B, Week’s Favorite, and Patriotic.
BOY–Seven grandkids, only one boy. He’s pretty amazing though.
Week’s Favorite starts with B, also: Monarch BUTTERFLY–I should save this for the letter “G” and use it for glare on the window. Sorry!
Patriotic: Red, White, and Blue (You may have seen this in yesterday’s post.)