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I'm going to try firing up the blog again for 2016, especially the nature/landscape side of things. It is in desperate need of a redesign so I will be working on that while shooting for KSTV. Unfortunately the slideshows on older posts have been disabled by flickr. You can find all of my work in my gallery.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New Arrival-Monarch Butterfly!

The kids were very excited to see one of our butterflies had emerged after 10 days of waiting and watching. Susie tried coaxing her out to no avail. We eventually took the bottle into the garden and the butterfly took her first flight. She must be patriotic because she flew straight to our flag. =) She eventually took up temporary residence in our blue spruce tree. We watched her sun herself, drying out her wings for about an hour and a half before we had to leave for a t-ball game. She was gone when we returned. We still have one more butterfly set to emerge tomorrow possibly. What a wonderful experience for all of us this has been!

Stretching her wings high up in the blue spruce.

Yesterday everything uploaded so dark and today everything looks too bright. I guess I'll have to do some investigating. =) Anyone else having trouble on blogger or flickr?


pat said...

Love the way the wings are backlit in that last shot! How fun for the kids to be able to watch this circle of least, the cool part of it!

Pam said...

Wonderful pictures. I bet you all had a lot of fun watching them.


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