Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wildflowers~!



More wildflowers from seed I threw down.

Poppy in full bloom



My idea of planting flowers is to throw down a bag of wildflower seeds. Here's one of my wildflowers. I think it's a poppy~!

So Green This Year



Here's a look at part of my back yard from the south west. I sure love this yard.

Day before they fledged.....



Here are four baby bluebirds one day before they left the nest.

Monday, August 18, 2008

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He Emerges~!



Here's my Monarch butterfly after the worm slept in his chrysalis for 10 days. Isn't he/she/it beautiful?

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Louie gets a first-ever Fur Cut~!

What an incredible difference~! Take special note of his PAWS~!~!





After

Friday, August 01, 2008

Chomp Chomp Chomp~!

Click to see it full size .... Here's my future Monarch butterfly dining on my milkweed plant in my front yard garden. Here's a video of him eating~! Enjoy~!
videoAnd here's one of the butterfly he became later.
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Peacocks on Log Cabin

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I pulled off Farwell Bridge Road, next to the Pecatonica River, while on my way home one night from work. What I saw surprised me: four peacocks roosting on the roof of a cabin just off FBR. I called to them (OK, Ok, yes, I talk to animals) and they were mostly fearless. One came very close. It's too bad it wasn't sunny.....

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar


Here's a picture of a monarch butterly caterpillar who decided to make my front yard garden, which has several milkweek plants, his home. I am hoping he will spin a cocoon and come out a beautiful butterly. Watch for updates and more information about my Monarch.

For more information, this is a really good site: http://www.monarchbutterflyusa.com/Caterpillar.htm

For fun, here's another pic: