The Heat Is On

The heat is on. Summer heat driving me in early today. I did get the tree that fell in the yard all cut up. Three huge piles to get rid of, mostly wisteria vine and branches . May burn them when they dry out.

A guest in our spare bedroom in a butterfly cage. My “Little Woman” decided to try to raise Monarch butterflies. This is the first caterpillar she found, last photo in this post.

Now it has gone in to chrysalis. Will try to get more pics from her at later stages, taken with her cell phone…

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4 Responses to The Heat Is On

  1. Raising butterflies sounds like fun!
    Glad you got the tree cleaned up with no mishaps. It sounded like a dangerous situation.
    The heat is coming this way. They say we’ll see 90 by Friday.

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      Yes, it is interesting watching the changes. It may have been a help that it landed on the clothesline poles. It made it easier to work out the vines. I did cut the main trunk mostly off a ladder but never hung up the saw as is easy to do under those circumstances. We heated with wood for a lot of years when I was younger. But it has been a while since I cut one up sort of like a hung up tree. Still low nineties so far but the humidity makes it feel a lot worse. Hope yours is a dry heat…

  2. Ellen Bunnell says:

    A sister of mine, took in and had an aquarium for Monarch caterpillars three years in a row. She lives in MI and did this for her children to watch. One year we were there on the day she expected them to come out of the chrysalis. Sure enough, while we were there the first of three did. I watched as it did so and as it pumped fluid through its wings to be fully ready to fly. As soon as it was ready, my niece put her hand in and it crawled up on a finger and she went outside as it got strength and flew off. Really interesting. In the mean time the other two were making their way out too. The Egret and Osprey pix are beautiful, of course. AND the heat here, as we’ve returned from MI vacation is oppressive. It’ll take me a day or too to adjust back to KY, but I wouldn’t ever move away from it. It’s my favorite place to live, our 5th State and there will not be a sixth.

    • Jim says:

      Ellen Bunnell,
      It is fascinating to watch I bet. Looking forward to it. Thank You about the pics. I have to agree have lived in quite a few states including Alaska. Kentucky is home for me it has so much to offer…

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