Photo 365 #362

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a monarch butterfly, but I found one in our yard Saturday afternoon.  Unfortunately, it had fallen victim to the lawnmower (or possibly the heat – Saturday was pretty darn warm).


Seymour was lucky enough to see it alive Saturday morning, and I saw another one later in the afternoon.  I remember seeing tons of these guys as a kid, and their caterpillars, too, but there was a lot more milkweed around back then.

It’s a shame there aren’t more of these around for my kids to enjoy the way I did.

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Photo 365 #358

I know, I know, if you’ve seen one picture of wet grass, you’ve seen ’em all.

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But I can’t help it.  I love trying to catch those tiny drops of dew before they fade away, like the mist in the morning light. 🙂

Hope your weekend is full of blue skies and lots of fun!

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Photo 365 #356

Hey, what’s that blue stuff?

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The sky, you say?  Impossible.  Our sky is all gray and overcast and full of rain.  This bright blue thing can’t possibly be sky.

Can it? 😀

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Photo 365 #355

It’s another darkish, rainy day, so I thought a bit of sunshine was in order:


Now if only the sky looked as bright as this beautiful bloom. *sigh*

How’s the weather where you are? Is it beautifully sunny or dank and dreary?

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Photo 365 #354

This is another sunflower I saw out and about over the weekend, and I love the way this shot turned out:

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I love that you can see all the little hairs on the stem and leaves, and I love the color in the image.  It reminds me a bit of Van Gogh’s sunflowers, though I am in no way as good with my camera as he was with a paintbrush.

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Photo 365 #351

Seymour had our sandbox filled yesterday as a surprise for the boys.


I haven’t seen them this excited since Christmas. 🙂

What kind of surprises make your kids happy?

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Photo 365 #349

Buddy is looking so much better. It’s been over a week since we cleaned out his wounds again, and he is in much better spirits.
Best of all, he’s no longer mad at us. Now that he’s feeling better, he seems to have forgotten last week’s misery, at least for the most part. He didn’t take too kindly to Thumper’s attempts to pet his eyeball, earning my hoppy boy a scratch on the arm.

Of course, if someone tried to pet my eyeball, I’d be a little grumpy, too.

Just sayin’. 🙂

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Photo 365 #346

It’s a beautiful day!  Not too hot, not too humid, a little bit sunny – completely gorgeous.


I could spend all day like this.  Just give me a book and a drink and I’ll be good to go!

How do you like to relax on lazy Sunday afternoons?

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