Saturday, May 23, 2015

Lucky find

Last week (May 15), while James and I were out strolling, I just happened to spot a beautiful chrysalis nearly hidden within the stems of an Indian blanket. I think the evening sun must have illuminated it just right. I should have taken a photo of the scene so you could see what I mean about being lucky to have found it. The Indian blankets are THICK. I'm pretty sure this is a variegated fritillary chrysalis.

Friday, May 22, 2015

More bird babies

The other evening, James held a ladder while I got up and shot a few pictures of baby cardinals in a nest in some low branches of a live oak in the back yard. He got pictures, too. See those strips of cedar in the nest? They came off James' cedar fence. We laughed about that.  

 Then we moved the ladder, and I got some photos (below) of baby mockingbirds in a nest over the rock patio. So sweet! It's gonna be real noisy soon when these little guys fledge!