Hello! Thanks for dropping by. The butterflies that Kristi and the boys have been caring for came out of their coverings yesterday! Kristi put this one on my yellow flowers so I could get some photos. What a sweet butterfly, it posed so nicely for me. :-) This is a Painted Lady Butterfly.
I came home from volunteering at Multnomah Falls yesterday to find that Kristi and Dayle had done some decorating for the 4th of July BBQ we're having next week. Kristi got all the decorations for us!
We're all very excited about the butterflies that hatched. 5 butterflies are about to enjoy a very pretty part of the world. Dayle got to release one, we're letting the others get strong and will release them later today.
Caleb has a butterfly on his shirt.
Hayden held one on his finger.
We had some new visitors to our bird feeder the other day - a pair of Cedar Waxwings.. Kristi got some neat photos of this one.
I love the beautiful muted colors of this bird!
Kristi put a Hydrangea bloom in the butterfly habitat and sprinkled sugar water on it for the butterflies to eat.
I converted a few more of my photos with "Waterloque" app and love how this young Hydrangea flower came out.
And the Lantana looks pretty.
And the red cherries on our tree.
Kristi also got us a patriotic wreath for the door and the red, white and blue tin star.
The boys are really enjoying the pool Kristi and Travis put up last year. We're having a hot weather run and it's supposed to get up to 100 degrees tomorrow! It was in the 90s yesterday and is nearly there now before noon today!
This is really unusual weather for Oregon.. this kind of heat is usually only during August. We're having a bit of a drought. The bad part is that the streams are warming and low and some fish are dying. Not good.
We'll be leaving on our road trip adventure in a week and a half. AAA put together this map for us. One change is that we're heading up to Lake Tahoe and I didn't tell the man at AAA that part. On the way back we're going to visit the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. We'll be quite the Road Warriors after this!
I'll be heading to the pool soon. A good day to spend an hour cooling off, I'd say! What are you up to today? Do tell! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)