Monday, September 15, 2008

Sites of Nature

Today is a day of just plain catching candid shots of nature on the go. This Monarch Caterpillar seemed to be hard at work. Needing to stoke up for the next stage in his life. Found a perfect place in my flowerbed on the "butterfly weed",Asclepias tuberosa, a member of the milkweed family. The Monarch is just one butterfly that seems to enjoy the wild milkweed.This little caterpillar probably won't have time to make it to Mexico with the others. We seem to be having our share of these black, bald scavengers called a Turkey Vulture.We often see groups of two or three. This time of year they are another group of birds that band together and migrate to warmer climes. I am very sure that everyone is seeing abundant populations in your neighborhood riding the thermals as well. Have you ever used the phrase "Busy as a bee" ? Well, truly the bees were busy today gathering some pollen from this "Autumn Joy" Sedum. They won't be caught unprepared for the upcoming winter! The weather has been very pleasant between rains as of late. It has been very enticing to be outside checking things out, just to amble on down the path. ;) Hope all of you are having a bit of time to get out and enjoy your surroundings...

6 comments:

The Hunter's Wife said...

Beautiful pictures. We just had a ton of rain which was needed but not the flooding.

CDGardens said...

the hunter's wife - Thanks! I heard there was an abundance of rain over your direction. Not sure the precipitation will slow down for a while. I forecast lots of snow this year...;)

Did your house near the river flood again?

Marian Love Phillips said...

You take such pretty pictures of nature...I just loved them! Keep them coming, OK?

CDGardens said...

Marian Love Phillips- Thank you Marian. I like taking pictures and hope to keep finding some good things to share. ;)

Kristine said...

What great pictures. You're right, it is a good time of year to get out and see what's there. Heck, I need to go explore my new back yard. I've been so preoccupied with the inside of the house I haven't really gone to look around outside.

CDGardens said...

Kristine - Thanks! I hope you are able to get out soon to check to see what is growing in your yard.

It does take awhile to get things the way you want them when you move into your own home. Sounds like fun though...;)