Saturday, July 31, 2010

Miscellaneous This and That

If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown

We released eight butterflies yesterday -- one was a bit of surprise. She cooked a little faster than expected, and hatched in her Gladware container. Thankfully, I went upstairs for an envelope last evening and found her, or she probably wouldn't have survived the night.

Releasing them all was a bit chaotic -- DD didn't get to handle them as much as usual, but they did seem attracted to her. Here are a few photos:

We had more females than males, which was a good thing, IMHO. One female can lay thousands of eggs -- lets repopulate the species!

There should be three emerging today (unless we get another surprise). Things are really moving now!

DD got a special request for book thongs at her DistinctivelyDD store as well, so I spent a significant amount of the day uploading a couple dozen new items (earrings, bracelets and book thongs) and still have another dozen or so to do.

One of my fave things was this bracelet:

I'm not sure why I like it so well, but I really do!

Didn't have a lot of time for much else, but today they're all gone boating, so I'm hoping to catch up. I should be able to visit with y'all today, too! First, though, Dakota has a play date with an agility friend at the local dog park shortly, so I have bid you adieu.

Have a great day!


You Are Ambitious

You have your eye on the prize, and knowing you, it's probably a different prize every week.

You have a laser focus when it comes to achieving your goals, and you stay on task.

More than being a hard worker, you are a smart worker. You can always figure out a way to get what you want.

You don't just climb up the ladder - you skip steps. You break every rule that you can.

LOL.... that's mostly right :-)



Maria Zannini said...

It looks like you're having a banner year with butterflies this year.

For some reason, it seems like I'm seeing more butterflies in our area too.

A good year all around.

Dru said...

I'm so glad you're having a good butterfly year.

ooh, I like the bracelet.

Have a good Saturday.

Ceri Hebert said...

Beautiful bracelet! Your DD is very talented.

Tori Lennox said...

Monarchs have always been my favorite butterflies. I never see any around here though. Just little yellow ones.

Brandy said...

I haven't seen many Monarchs here this year, either. But have seen some other butterflies. Y'all are doing a wonderful thing. It must be amazing to watch them fly away.
DD's bracelet is lovely! It makes me think of Fall.

I hope you're having an enjoyable day!