Monday, April 22, 2013

Saturday ~ Sunday

 Saturday morning before I left town:

Sunday evening when I returned:
I missed the final stage of metamorphosis.  :-(
But, looking forward to those butterflies in our garden  ;-)

A new herd of hatchlings?

 The large caterpillars all disappeared, but 2 days later 3 larger caterpillars and lots of babies appeared. Didn't see the eggs they hatched from . . .
Two days later they looked like this: 

April 30th -- One week later...
So, I thought these were baby black swallowtail caterpillars, but
after some research I discovered that they're actually a phase of ladybug larve!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Spring Gems

Dutch Iris
Bearded Iris

Yellow Belle

 Rachel's succulent garden
Salmon Geranium

Organic Cabbage

Butter Crunch Lettuce

Quince fruit
Quince blossoms

Indoor African Violets

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013


Where oh, where did my fat caterpillars go?
This is the only chrysalis I can find among the dill stalks! 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

In My Garden

busy bee

caterpillar - ready to spin?

Second round of flowering quince encouraged by the rain!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Caterpillar Acrobatics

 creepy crawler - getting fatter
I think we're about ready to spin a cocoon!
 still hungry!