Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pillar Place Pictures!

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ~Maya Angelou

We had a busy day at Pillar Place yesterday. Those of you on Twitter and Facebook got to watch me exclaim my surprise that three of our 'pillars went on walkabout to make their pupae.

I checked them this a.m. and Diana, Ichabod and Abigail are all little "J" bugs -- two on sticks and one on the wall of the box. It takes about 10 days for them to become butterflies, so the clock starts ticking now.

Here's a picture of one pillar eating -- I love how they bend almost all the way over, grab the food with their little hands and chow down, clinging to the stem with their suction cup feet:

And this is Diana on walkabout...

she walked the circumference of the box at least four times before realizing that her options for her pupa-home were limited. She then cruised up and down all the sticks a number of times before settling for one.

The other pictures I took yesterday were horrible and blurry... sorry. But, to make up for it, here is a picture of one of my pots:

And the ever patient Dakota (who lets us do pretty much anything we want to her):


It's sunny here today! YAY! It was sunny most of yesterday, with a break in the middle of about two hours when it thundered and poured rain. I'm so excited to get outside today, though my DH asked me to mow the lawn. He's helping a friend from work build his deck, and if we don't mow the lawn soon, we'll need a hay-baler instead. All that rain really made things grown like crazy. And, after I mow, I'll need to weed. The joys of home-ownership.


Your Handwriting Says You Are Somewhat Traditional

You are a fairly energetic person. You know how do pace yourself, and you deal well with stress.

You are somewhat outgoing, but you're not a natural extrovert. You think first before you act. You tend to be independent, rational, and logical.

You are balanced and grounded. You know how to get along well with others.

You need a bit of space in your life, but you're not a recluse. You expect people to give you a small amount of privacy, and you respect their privacy as well.

You are somewhat traditional, but you are also open to change. You listen to your head and your heart.

You are a decent communicator. You eventually get your point across, but sometimes you leave things a bit ambiguous.

Um... that's pretty much all correct. Weird.



Dru said...

Nature just amazes me especially how beautiful it is.

Thanks for sharing your photos. Gotta love Dakota.

re quiz: My handwriting says I'm somewhat traditional. It's moderately accurate.

Have a great Saturday.

The sun is out, the sun is out. I hope it stays out.

Crazy Lady said...

Just simply awesome all around! Can't wait to see them as butterflies now. :) And it really is scary what your handwriting can say about it. Studied it for awhile and it can be very accurate. :)

Maria Zannini said...

Look at that handsome puppy with that bow!

Mine won't keep anything on.

Melissa McClone said...

Love the pics, especially the one of Dakota!

Tori Lennox said...

Love the picture of Dakota! We had a dog that would let us do pretty much anything to her when I was growing up. My favorite picture of her is her wearing a bandanna around her neck, a pair of sunglasses, with a can of Diet Coke (with a straw, of course) in front of her. *g*

Brandy said...

Dakota is a cute puppy! She obviously loves you to let you do that. *G* Thanks for sharing the pictures!
My handwriting says that I am somewhat traditional. But extroverted? HA! Nope. *G*

I hope you have a terrific day!

Anonymous said...

All this is sooo cool. I've never see this before so that makes it even better. Love Dakota what a cute pup!