Friday and Saturday Captures

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Thursday Captures

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Juvenile Eagle

One juvenile eagle still hanging around at the nesting area, chirping to be fed. By far the latest in the year I have observed this. Released nine Monarch butterflies that eclosed yesterday. That makes forty nine so far this year…

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More Macros and Nothing Like Me

These two swallowtail caterpillars on metal fence post in the yard from Monday. The next day they had turned in to chrysalis form. A few other chrysalis looking things my daughter spotted she found on a goldenrod stalk. I have no clue what they are. At the end of this post I hope my last political deal about the coming election. Freedom for me will be never hearing the name Trump again. Guess you know where I stand…

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Nothing Like Me

When I vote, I think, is the person I am voting for able to relate at all to who I am and what my beliefs are as most of us do I think. This can be difficult as so many we vote for are nothing like us. Choosing who can even relate to who I am and what made me this way comes from my over 66 years of living. Things like telling the truth. Choosing to enlist in the service of my country. Taking an old boat that had once sunk in the Delaware River my dad gave me and turning it in to a business to help support my family. Yes, dad helped me. even driving me to my health examination after enlisting during the Vietnam War. Knowing that other citizens of race, gender, religious beliefs that may differ from mine have the same right to vote for their choice as l.

Ran across this video and felt it worthy of thought provoking. Something we should do before voting this year.

Let me remind other Kentuckians that Mitch Mcconnell felt it unnecessary to call witnesses in an impeachment trial. Not even attempting to allow us to view the facts. I will not vote for him as I have always done in the past…

 

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Macro On Labor Day

Sitting in the yard sipping my morning cup of coffee, I saw this Saddleback Caterpillar crawling along a blade of grass. Not having seen it before I got out the macro lens. It is a stinging caterpillar so don’t touch is what I read. Once I started looking small so to speak the flower patch seemed to come alive noticing other insects and caterpillars. The swallowtail butterfly caterpillars have begun to disperse from the fennel. I found a couple hanging from a rusted metal fence post. Another deep in the grass hanging on a stalk. I cut this stalk and placed it in a pot so as not to step on it. The one I placed in the pot quickly turning in to a green chrysalis. The two on the fence post have not chrysalised yet if that is a word? Will check again today and try to photograph for my next post.  Spotting a monarch butterfly chrysalis hanging off a zinnia leaf next. The monarch chrysalis at the dark stage I new it would eclose or come out in an hour or two. I included a few pics of a monarch egg and newly hatched monarch caterpillar at the end of this post and finished with the butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. A trip to the milkweed patches in our field and we now have over 60 monarch caterpillars and eggs to look after. An interesting way to spend a labor day morning discovering out our back door…

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