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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Week 36 in Pictures

I'm a little late posting my weekly photos.  I could tell you a hundred thousand reasons why, but I'm tired and really want to go to bed now, so I'll just post them.  :)

I have no idea what these berries are, or if they are even berries, but I was intrigued by them.

Our tradition of going to the Labor Day parade then hanging out at my in-laws didn't happen this year.  The parade was moved to Sunday (no idea why), so we just stayed close to home, except for a ride on the bike trail where we came across this cat.  Turns out she was a mama feeding her kittens and wasn't too happy about me bothering her.  So I just snapped a few photos (with my telephoto lens) and left her alone.

I won this basket at our Bible study kickoff party this morning!

Nick and I walked down the road to gather milkweed leaves for our hungry Monarch caterpillars and happened upon this handsome fella.  He was newly emerged from his chrysalis so we brought him home to hang out with us for a while.  Alex was having fun with him crawling all over him.

This beautiful lady has a sad story.  She emerged while I was gone for the day.  I set her free as soon as I got home and she flew over to rest on my snowball bush where I took a few photos of her.  When the boys got home from school, she tried to fly across the road and got caught up in the draft from the cars going by and got hit by a car right in front of us.  I wanted to cry!

These Monarchs all have happier endings!  We had a female and two males emerge today.  The female joined us in the morning while I was still home.  Thankfully I still had one little bloom on my butterfly bush to put her on.  The males came later so I took the containers they were in to my friend, Laura's.  She chuckled when I walked in the door and announced, "We're expecting!"  :)  I placed them both on her Morning Glories.

Nick was so excited to catch this frog.  Even if only for a moment.
Chic Homeschool Mama
Have a great week!


packmom said...

All such amazing photos. Those berries look very interesting--I love their color. Cool your son got to catch a butterfly and a frog. Nature is so fun!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

You always have the best images to share!!! So exciting about the butterflies!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Sounds like an exciting butterfly week. (I cry whenever a butterfly hits my car and say a prayer--but to raise one and then see its life end is terrible). So sorry.