Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I've Been Reading Forever!

"The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination." - Elizabeth Hardwick

Yesterday, I was going through all my old pictures, trying to find enough for a particular project (I didn't, but that's another story) and came across this (forgive the quality -- it's a picture of a picture as I don't have a scanner):

Yep... that's ME at 2 1/2 years old, book in hand. And, even today, you can pretty much find me the same way at any given hour.


In Pillar Place: Swallowtail, Ichabod hatched successfully. However, when we found him he was more than ready to fly and so I didn't get a picture. The moment the netting opened he was GONE. We did see enough to know that he as another male. So... three boys and no girls yet. Think that'll be a problem?

Unfortunately, Carole's pupa fell again. And I glued her again. But I'm terrifically worried about all the handling (not to mention worried that the glue has soaked through the outer coating of the pupa and, when she tries to hatch, her wings will be stuck -- I don't think I could stand that).

No monarch eggs yet. Will go out again today and look underneath leaves. We do have milkweed beetles and milkweed aphids (of course -- what fun would it be if there were no pests??).



Dru said...

I love the photo of you reading. Look how intense you were with the written words.

Oh bummer about Carole.

Good luck in finding butterbabies.

Have a good Tuesday.

MomJane said...

Your daughter was the same as you were then. I remember when she was about 2 getting upset because she couldn't read yet. Must run in the family.

I remember when I was 8 I decided to read every book in the library and started with A. It was awful when I realized that other people were taking books out too, and I was missing some. Seems funny now, but I was really upset then.

Judy said...

MomJane... I did the same thing too...reading in order. I didn't make it all the way through though. The first "A" author I found I didn't like, I decided there had to be an easier way. :-)

Anonymous said...

LOL love the pic! I've been a reader for a very long time too. My mom was a big reader and so am I, my bro and sis not so much lol, must take after my dad lol.

Yay on Ichabod!

Sorry to hear about Carole, hopefully she is still ok!

Tori Lennox said...

I love how you're kicked back with your legs crossed! So cute!

I grew up in the era when you didn't learn to read until you went to school. My first day of first grade I was SOOOO mad when I got home. They hadn't taught me how to read! *g*

Brandy said...

That picture is adorable! I was the same way and never have a book far from my hand. *G*

Sorry to hear about Carole again. I hope things work out.

I hope you have a good day!