May Garden

During the month of May, I purchased milkweed to attract monarch butterfly caterpillars and they came! I have enjoyed watching them and reflecting on their amazing metamorphosis. I was just reading how their body dissolves inside the chrysalis as the transformation occurs. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to capture the change …yet. Here are some of the flowers, caterpillars, and other critters from my garden.

Tasty Buds
Green Chrysalis
ICU
Drops on an Iris
Yellow African Daisy
Grasshopper on Kangaroo Paws

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The Neighborhood in May

The other day while taking photos of lilies in a neighbor’s garden, the owner came out. After letting me know that she didn’t mind me in her garden, she showed me the monarch butterfly caterpillar munching on the milkweed and chrysalis hanging on some flax.

Reaching Out
Leaf Climber
Chrysalis of a monarch butterfly hanging in the flax
Opening Lily

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