Hello again my Tuesday friends!
Once again I'm running a bit behind which seems to be a way of life for me 😥😩
I worked so hard in the yard yesterday, trying to get done before the rains came.
When dinner was over and it was time to come write the blog....I was a goner 😪
In the very early hours before I went outside I did get a wee bit of painting done.
I painted the butterfly drawing I shared last week and added a bit of stencil work to the background it will be collaged onto. The coffee cup is one that the eldest granddaughter painted several years ago.
I am trying to commit to going at least a small amount of art every day this summer . I have a tendency to forget to and then the skills get all rusty .
This morning I worked on some flowerpots that I'm updating for the front porch.
The original color was nice but also the same color as the siding of the house. So they kind of disappeared. I will go back a repaint the raised design a lighter color so it shows up more.
An update on the butterfly happenings is sad. The two butterflies that did hatch were infected with the virus/parasite and couldn't fly. They only lived a couple of days 😢😢😢
I've had on more hatch since then and it was deformed too. There are only two Chrysalis left of the original group of eggs and they should hatch any day . I'm not holding out much hope for them.
There are 21 other Chrysalis from a different group of eggs that were laid later . Hopefully by a different and infected butterfly.
The milkweed is recovering from the hungry horde of caterpillars that invaded it and should be ready for the fall migration. We don't get many Monarchs during the summer as the usually go on North. However this has not been a normal year at all.
Things are really blooming in the garden!
Here are the peonies before the rain...
They never last long enough!
Some Random Thoughts for Today
That's all FOLKS!!!!
Now head on over to Elizabeth's and join the merry makers :)