Monday, August 31, 2015

Butterfly Birthday

I got to watch our 4th caterpillar eclose on Saturday. It was a boy, which means we had 2 boys and 2 girls this time. I have 2 more caterpillars that I've brought in, but I gave them to a coworker to babysit so she can enjoy watching the whole process. Hopefully they will make it. So far we've had 5 that successfully made the transition from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly this summer. Yay!










Sunday, August 30, 2015

Quite an Accomplishment!!

My brother ran in a triathlon sprint today. He's never competed in swimming or cycling, but he trained for months and did an amazing job. He struggled with the swimming, was competitive in the cycling, and really excelled in the running. My mom and I went to cheer him on...and to take him to IHoP afterward. Way to go, Ron!!



It was a long, hilly trek from the water to the transition area.

Beach view up the hills to the transition area.

Don't know how someone could get away with using a snorkel!

He swam 1/2 mile.




Even managed to jog up the hills to the transition area.



Biked 14 miles




And ran a 5k.




1:39:25 later



Heading home

Saturday, August 29, 2015

For the Birds

Here are a few more hummingbird pictures I've taken this week.




Thursday, August 27, 2015

It's a Girl...and a Boy!

2 of our butterflies eclosed today. One was a girl and the other a boy! The girl was happy to sit on my finger for quite awhile before taking off. They are so beautiful when they're first "born". Their wings are perfect and unblemished.




Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Today's Pic

(This was actually last night. She was pooped.)

Monday, August 24, 2015