The wonder of spring in Lakeside Park is to see the visiting birds, the summer residents, the flowers and budding trees — all the signs of life!
On Wednesday, August 22, I spied a (Monarch) caterpillar hanging from the bottom of a leaf. I’m been checking on the chrysalis regularly, hoping maybe to see the butterfly when it emerges. (I will be adding photo frequently until the chrysalis is empty and the birds have flown away — or I have, as I will be heading to California for Mina’s ninth birthday.)
Right near the chrysalis was a bird’s nest — goldfinches are raising their brood. I try hard to not disturb the birds.
I admit I am impatient for spring. Winter seems to want to drag on (though in reality, this is probably normal April weather). However, over the last week I’ve been enjoying the furred and feathered creatures that have been visiting our backyard.
(Thanks also to brother Jim who took some of these photos.)
I’m impatiently waiting for spring. So when my hibiscus bloomed last weekend I soaked it in, starting with a time-lapse video of the flower opening.