Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Busy As A Butterfly

My Tour de Fleece spinning the first four days was...a bit disappointing. I did spin every day, but not the two ounces I'd "budgeted" for each day and I was slipping way behind.  After some encouragement from the Wool House Crafters last night, I put my "butt in seat" this afternoon and got quite a bit done.  The "butt in seat" principle may apply to other aspects of life, but I haven't fully researched that ;-).

As I worked, I watched a beautiful butterfly working the Blanket Flowers outside the front windows. I now know it's a Red Admiral.  I've seen one Monarch so far, but haven't started looking for eggs and caterpillars yet.  I've also seen a couple Swallowtails.  I planted parsley and dill to encourage more of them and milkweed for the Monarchs.  Fingers crossed :-).





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7 comments:

Michelle said...

GORGEOUS PHOTOS! (I want a puzzle.)

Bekah said...

What a beauty! I hope you see your Monarchs and Swallowtails soon!

Terry and Linda said...

I planted buckwheat (as per your suggestion) and it is just starting to set buds. I am so excited.

pattyb said...

I so agree with Michelle! Gorgeous photos and puzzle pretty please!!!

Anonymous said...

saw my first monarch caterpillar yesterday, about an inch long, on the milkweed at our farm property. we saw quite a few caterpillars last year, in various lengths, but they never got to the capsule stage - they were all gone within a few days. they have so many natural predators - it's a wonder any of them survive. i'm not into raising them myself - i wouldn't be careful/attentive enough. but i do try to encourage the milkweed - our small patches seem to double each year. they don't look as healthy this year, though - i see a lot of fungus-looking stuff. i suppose it has something to do w/the nearly every day rains. but our corn and hay have looked great; the farmer who rents our land was able to get the corn in at just the right time, and our land is hilly/sloped, so most of it drains well. --suz in NE ohio

sophy0075 said...

I be seen lots of bumblebees by my mint, oregano, and catmint, but no butterflies yet. Thank you for sharing your photos. Kudos to you for your butterfly support efforts.

karen said...

beautiful butterfly shots! I have the bumble bees but not the butterflies over here.

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