FLOODS MADE THE NEWS - While flooding in several towns not far south of us made the national news - our rainfall made our brook picturesque.
MONARCH - We have not seen many Monarch Butterflies this year - and after seeing Monarch caterpillars and now seeing Chrysalis - it was nice to spot a Monarch in the garden.
I FEEL PRETTY - A female Purple Finch reflected in the puddle she bathes in.
FINCH KISS - Female Goldfinches "interact" at the thistle sock. I'm not sure this was a "friendly" kiss.
ON TO THE NEXT STAGE - A Monarch Butterfly caterpillar starts to curl into a "J-shape" before molting for the last of several times and entering into the chrysalis stage. We've been watching the caterpillars on the milkweed plants - and then looking for one to settle, since they crawl away from the milkweed plant before turning into a chrysalis. This one attached to the underside of a decorative bean plant on a trellis.