Well, after a couple cups of coffee this morning, I hit the ground running. We went out to Camp 6 Lake and my husband fished and I kayaked. When we got home, we had lunch, I showered up and then I went to visit my neighbors for awhile. When I got back, we went out to Seidel Lake and I kayaked while my husband fished. We made a couple stops to visit family on the way home, and after supper, I went for a walk and found 5 more Monarch caterpillars. I now have 7 caterpillars. One of the caterpillars that I found the other day has already made it’s chrysalis this morning and I’ll take pics tomorrow and post them. The following pics were taken throughout the day.
I forgot to mention that as I was taking my walk I startled a mama bunny who was nursing her 4 babies. I didn’t mean to scare them, and the mama ran off as well as one of the babies.
In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.
The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the works of the Creator.
This afternoon, as I was out taking a walk, I kept thinking of these two quotes. It never ceases to amaze me how every time I take a walk, or go in the woods, I find so many beautiful things. I find things to take pictures of, but more importantly, I find peace of mind and tranquility. I always receive more than I was seeking and I am always amazed at the beauty of God’s creation.
This is my favorite bug, the Dogbane Beetle. I love that it is so shiny, metallic looking and multi-colored. I also like the fact that they do not run or fly away and they just sit there and let me take all the pics I want.
Bumble Bee and Clover (cropped)
This Bladder Campion that will open in a few days.
Yesterday was cold and windy and we still had snow on the ground, so I never got out in the woods, but today it was warmer and sunnier and I took a nice long walkabout. I found that the snow beat up the trilliums a bit, but everything else seemed to have weathered the storm just fine.