I have been lackadaisial this week and not done much about blogging! My allergies have bothered me with a headache on Tues and tired on Thurs. at work. It was a slow day but a fun day cuz we had a pizza and Subway lunch. I think I need to hibernate! But I am getting a few things done like putting together some photo calendars to send for gifts and give away on my blog next month, so stay tuned!
Tomorrow I go with some friends from church to Wings of Wonder in Independence, OR. Last week to see butterflies they grow this year. I'm excited to see this place as I was at a butterfly pavilion in Aug. when we were coming home from our vacation. So this will be fun but different as there's various types of butterflies, not just monarchs.
The photos I've posted are ones taken in August, in Elkton, OR. All monarchs, starting with the caterpillars then beautiful cocoon (notice the gold on it? That's real!) A beautiful butterfly. Then a butterfly just emerged from cocoon, and cocoons that are on wall, and butterflies gathered on flowers. There's more to share but these will get you started on my butterfly collection via mega pixels!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
My nephew, Tyler, is celebrating his 16th birthday on Wednesday. I wanted to share these dahlia photos with his name, Tyler James.....although his middle name isn't James! I like the big ones in the basket! I love this arrangement. So much different than the outside plant version. Lovely color for fall right now as well. Leaves on trees are turning yellows, reds and browns, which isn't the prettiest. I swept our walk and patio on Monday of all the leaves and knew it would be futile effort. They are slowing coming again, off the tree and some blown from grass back. But it's less crunchy underneath and fewer leaves get tracked inside. Happy Autumn!
Happy Birthday Tyler!