As the kids were leaving for work, they found this caterpillar hanging from the very center of the headboard above the front door. It looks like he wants us to be able to really watch his transformation.
Next, by mid-afternoon, you can see him totally wrapped in a cocoon. So amazing how these simple little creatures can, without assistance from others, peacefully wrap themselves up, knowing it is time for a change.
While out watching a hawk (no I didn’t get clear pictures of him) I heard what sounded like a hundred tap dancers. I looked and looked and finally saw this Cicada in a pinon tree. Clearly, he’s not the only one out there, just the only one my eyes adjusted to see.
Some call them 17 year bugs.
Nirnasha was hanging out on the patio again….scooping up stray sunflower seeds to take back to his hole. You can see he has a cheek full!And last but not least… George….one of several Georges that reside here. He was enjoying the cool straw in the shade of a lilac bush. He wasn’t necessarily humored by our presence, but he did allow us to look at him for a while.