Saturday, September 12, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Birthday Tea Party 🎂

Wil bought me this set for my birthday
in both the full size tea set and the miniature children's size!
The designs are all from the Brambly Hedge books by Jill Barklem, 
which I have read to some of the grands. I guess you only turn 65 once!

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Summer Lily


Nina Bahinskaya is an activist hero in Belarus


Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Monarchs: Round 2

Our very last Monarch caterpillar will soon make it's chrysalis

Ready to hatch!  
The chrysalis has turned clear and here we see the butterfly through it!


Monday, September 07, 2020

Labor Day 2020

Did you know that we celebrate Labor Day in September instead of May (the other date proposed) because President Grover Cleveland didn't want the day to be associated with the Haymarket Square Riot?  I'll bet Bill knew that, because it took place in Chicago.  Or maybe not because, after all, it happened on 4 May 1886...when a large crowd was protesting at a labor rally and 200 police officers came to break it up, and someone threw a bomb at the police who then opened fire on the crowd.  I read this and thought how it sounds too much like today.

"The demonstration, which drew some 1,500 Chicago workers, was organized by German-born labor radicals in protest of the killing of a striker by the Chicago police the day before. Midway into the rally, which had thinned out because of rain, a force of nearly 200 policemen arrived to disperse the workers. As the police advanced toward the 300 remaining protesters, an individual who was never positively identified threw a bomb at them. After the explosion and subsequent police gunfire, more than a dozen people lay dead or dying, and close to 100 were injured."

Sunday, September 06, 2020

Black Swallowtail Butterfly in Progress

Caterpillar on Carrot Green

Preparing to Pupate