You can smell the Milkweed from a long way away. It has a heavy earthy sweet smell. Some say it is like the smell of Lilacs…I don’t think so. It has been a good year for Milkweed. The blooms are hanging down like huge earrings.
We have a number of plants in our area. I am only noticing a few monarch caterpillars. That makes sense as we have only seen a few Monarch Butterflies.
There were small butterflies feeding on the nectar the other day…he is brown with orange dots on the edge of his wings. Not sure what kind they were.
We have had busy days. I have been working on painting Christmas ornaments inside on hot days and outside when it is nice weather. I have ten ornaments completely done and another ten just need strings for hangers, another ten are being painted. I am trying to get all the ones done for relatives who will visit soon. Almost all of the actual carving is completed or should be completed within the next week.
I mow the grass every few days, it rains nearly every other day too.
Chance has decided that he will eat ice cubes every evening. He whines in front of the fridge until I get a bowl full of ice cubes and feed them to him one by one…can you say spoiled Border Collie. I cannot put the bowl of the cubes on the floor…he wants them from my hand. Not sure what is up with that behavior …only he knows for sure. After he has had his fill he abandons me and goes to sleep. He might miss the snow and ice that he eats all winter long.