- "Surprise if you like it."--This answer is a bad sign when a kid asks "What's for supper?"
- "Don't go empty-handed."--Carry the things by the stair landings down to the basement when you go to practice piano.
- "When my ship comes in."--Preface to a wish unlikely to be fulfilled.
Much of the time I feel my "ship" has gotten sucked into a whirlpool.
|Fritzi's suncatcher, now on my patio|
|Patio umbrella back up since shade tree was cut down.|
For a couple years I've been trying to identify and photograph the life cycle of the hackberry butterflies I see on my walks. These photos were all taken on the Spring Creek/Renner Trail in Richardson, TX.
|Leaf-eating green machine, Hackberry caterpillar, 4/17/13|
|Hackberry caterpillar on the bridge rail, 4/25/13|
|Hackberry caterpillar contemplates metamorphosis, 5/6/13|
|Same caterpillar's chrysalis, 5/10/13|
|National Audubon Society Field Guide...|
|Empty chrysalis and Hackberry butterfly, last year--5/31/12|
Photos and text © 2013 Nancy L. Ruder with all rights reserved.