The garden is chock-full of weeds but there are always still many wonderful things to find even in an extremely neglected garden.
What can we find in here?
Monarchs are so special; their delicate butterfly-ness coupled with a crazy long distance migration, their turquoise and gold-spotted chrysalises, etc., etc. So when we saw a bunch (I think 8 total) we decided to try and raise a few to watch them closely.
Plenty of milkweed for eating!
GAHHhhh!!! One already turned into a cocoon!
This picture is not the best but not to worry: when the other two turn into chrysalises, I plan on gently removing this top piece and taking approximately 735 photos of them with varied lightings and backgrounds. Babyzilla also wanted in on the action but chose a:
And named it “Wilbert”.
These turn into Sphinx moths
Wilbert hasn’t been cared for quite as carefully as the monarchs. (e.g. I stepped on him when he was crawling across the living room floor). Fortunately I have high arches and he was not crushed. That was a few days ago and he is still munching away at tomatoes/tomato leaves in a glass container. Outside.
Stay tuned for updates!
In other news, the Spy’s football team played their biggest rival (last year they lost to them twice, though it was very close) and they won 12-6!!
80 yard run after an interception! He also scored the second touchdown!
And the 6th grade team has their own 6th grade cheerleaders; so cute
Winners of “The Battle of 109”!
‘Zilla has been working on her equestrian skills.
Learning to hold the reins
Our friend’s new horse, Peter
Watch and learn, Peter! (He hasn’t been broken yet but seems quite eager)
Learning to steer
We’ve also been crafting a little and channelled the 90s with some puffy paint:
And some homemade Gak. I was not involved with this one. haha
Cotton Ball (I assume the cotton will pop out of this)
Lambs quarter turning pink
And note the fall light; its like the perfect photography studio!
Thank you for visiting and hope you all are enjoying the first bit of fall!