Friday, August 28, 2009

The Last Time I Saw Them...

By August 22 the caterpillars had grown a lot. In the morning, they looked like this. By evening, they had disappeared. I'm hoping the birds didn't get them.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It Bloomed!

I repotted this orchid a few months ago because it looked so pitiful. It has been resting in a happy place all summer next to the little pond in front of the kitchen window. A few days ago I spotted what looked like flower buds and this morning...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More Caterpillar Happenings

The black swallowtail butterfly caterpillars have at least doubled in size in 48 hours. It makes me laugh when they put up their little orange "horns" to try and scare me away. It's hard to capture that in a photo, though, because they stay up for only a few seconds and by the time I focus, the "horns" are gone.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Caterpillars, Day One

Exciting stuff! It looks like the black swallowtail butterfly I spotted in the back yard last week laid eggs. Today I saw some teeny caterpillars on the parsley. Stay tuned for caterpillar updates. Yeah, big times in Double Oak.