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Thank God for Spring!

March 25, 2012

yay! caterpillars and squash blossoms! (2012)

This morning I went out to take some shots of the first squash blossom of the spring. I was thrilled to discover some of my favorite friends had come back to snack at the milkweed/penta bar I always have available.  This is one of my greatest joys- watching my milkweed disappear into little caterpillars that turn into butterflies! Beautiful monarchs who feast on the pentas.


Freshly emerged, hanging out on some thyme. (last season)

Spring is such a gift for me this year. The puppy, the surviving bluebonnets and now the arrival of the caterpillars. Mother Nature nurtures my soul, without fail.


Monarch laying eggs on milkweed. (2011)

one of five bluebonnets that sprung up in my driveway

10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2012 11:03 am

    Beautiful pictures….thanks!

    • March 27, 2012 12:31 pm

      thanks for your kind words! and for coming by!

  2. March 25, 2012 12:33 pm

    Darla, glad to hear you thank God for the beauty of nature, it so nice to hear you take time to appreaciate these wonderful gifts.

  3. March 27, 2012 1:48 pm

    Beautiful! Waiting for spring to arrive in my neck of the woods so I can get back outdoors and enjoy the flowers. : )

  4. April 2, 2012 8:57 am

    Oh you lucky thing! Have you ever eaten stuffed squash blossoms?! One of my favorite things!

    • April 2, 2012 1:57 pm

      YES! last year was my first time to make or eat them. they are why i have squash plants! what is your favorite way to prepare them?

      • April 3, 2012 4:48 pm

        There’s a way I learned in Greece which has rice and tomato, some onion and dill or mint (or both!) then you stuff and steam them. I’ll have to dig out the recipe and post it, once I find the squash blossoms in season!

      • April 4, 2012 9:17 am

        sounds deelish! please let u know when you post it.

      • April 4, 2012 1:03 pm

        I will! There are no blossoms in the stores yet. 😦

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