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Chill

“Gie me a spark o’ nature’s fire,

That’s a’ the learning I desire.” ~Robert Burns ~

Again, this is not one of my pictures.  I think it is beautiful.  Dragonflies and spiders – what could be better?!  It’s like getting peanut butter in my chocolate!

Cooler weather is here.  That’s good and bad.  I don’t have to sweat every time I walk out the door, but I will miss the summer insects, spiders, and plants.  I find them to be amazing.  At least I can look forward to the spring.

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Dragons that Fly

“Most human beings have an absolute and infinite capacity for taking things for granted.” ~ Aldous Huxley ~

This is not one of my pictures.  Pretty.  I can’t recall ever having seen one like this.

We got through Hurricane/Tropical Storm Michael.  We had no power for a couple of days, but I won’t complain about that considering what others have dealt with recently.  I try not to take things for granted and to be grateful for what I do have.  Things can be better, but they can also be worse.  It can be hard to remember that sometimes.  Gratitude journals do help you refocus on what is important.

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argghhhh

Some days I feel like I am barely hanging on.

“In war, as in life, it is often necessary, when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.” ~Winston Churchill ~

“If you start to take Vienna – take Vienna.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

We’ve had three black swallowtails to emerge so far.  They are from the butterfly habitat; I don’t know how many went off to pupate around the garden.  I’ve been having PC and internet problems.  I can’t see other posts and like them, so just know I still like you! Reusing some pictures because of upload problems.

 

 

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Cope’s Gray Tree Frog (aka Momma Frog)
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Transformation

“Autumn wins you best by this: its mute

Appeal to sympathy for its decay.” ~ Robert Browning ~

“The changing year’s progressive plan

Proclaims mortality to man.” ~ Horace ~

A lot of changes in autumn.  Most of the dragonflies and hummingbirds have left.  Changes for me too.  I’m sure the caterpillars are not afraid when they transform into moths and butterflies.  I can’t say the same for me.

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Call me Fluffy.
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Good camo on this tickseed plant.
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Probably my last dragonfly picture for this year. Sad.

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The Amazing SpiderMom

I’ve said it before, but I really like the way spiders take care of their babies.  Hurricane Florence missed us, but others were not so fortunate.  I think the deer flies may finally be gone!  Knock on wood.

“For words, like Nature, half reveal

And half conceal the Soul within.” ~Alfred Lord Tennyson ~

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Great Mom

 

 

 

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Neat little moth

 

 

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Caterpillars

The Monarchs did well, then it was time for the Black Swallowtails.  Most have gone off to pupate and the rest are in a butterfly habitat to protect them from Hurricane Florence.  There have been a lot of interesting caterpillars this year.

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” ~ Carl Sagan ~

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We went through a lot of parsley.
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I thought this guy was cute.
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Monarchs

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The Monarch babies did really well this year.  My son and I are so glad when they emerge from their chrysalis and fly off to rest in the trees.  They don’t stay very long.  It’s already migration time.  Either they will make it to Mexico or their children will.  It makes us feel good that we can be a part of that, and we are grateful that we can help in a small way.  I will need more milkweed next year.  They cleaned us out this year – a good thing.

It’s hard to believe that summer is ending and school starts tomorrow.  I’m not a cold weather person, but I sure won’t miss the deer flies.  I will miss the dragonflies.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are but small matters compared to what lies within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

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Laughing Dragonfly

Kind of like laughing Buddha, only cuter.

“If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.” ~Marcel Proust~

It looks like I post the same dragonfly over and over, but they are different ones.  I can tell them apart.  No, I’m not kidding.   :^)

No one has commented on my bad poetry, so maybe I should give it a rest.

I know I’m not very good at it, but I’m trying.  :^ (

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