So, that was our digital beauty, and now here is a natural beauty.
We have been looking all over our small forest of milkweed plants for signs of a chrysalis from all our caterpillars. Finally today...in the cucumber patch...attached to a little plastic trellis...a CHRYSALIS! I just can't believe those little gold dots around the ridge. It looks like jewelry! The dewdrops are extra.
Still more caterpillars...of all sizes.
And tonight up in the meadow on one of our trails, we came to the scene below. It's a patch of milkweed with pink flowers in front and a bigger patch of as-yet-unidentified weeds with white flowers in the back. It was stunning in the sun but not quite as stunning on the screen. Maybe we'll try again tomorrow night.