Simple Gifts

I believe I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world; the Snoqualmie Valley. I get to see amazing things everyday. It's time to celebrate that. (You can view pictures in larger format by clicking on them)

Monday, June 13, 2005

Tasha's zoo

Tasha is a great kid, she likes bugs and such. Of course she's been influenced by her mom and Auntie Chris. She was traveling with tadpoles, praying mantis egg case and a butterfly. What fun!

The tadpoles were rescued from the neighbor’s pond, apparently they don’t like frogs. Who doesn't like frogs? But Renae and Tasha offered to take the tadpoles. We kept looking for legs. They sloshed around in an ordinary tuperware container. What fun.

The praying mantis and caterpillars were mail ordered. It's good to have a teacher as a mom. She knows how to do all kinds of cool stuff. The praying matnis case was large. Apparently there can be several thousand eggs in there. Tasha got the caterpillars about 3 weeks ago. They are Painted Ladies. She had already released the other butterflies but wanted to bring one to show me. I was quite pleased. She let the butterfly go in the morning. Nae and I almost missed it, we were cleaning up from breakfast. Fortunately the butterfly took it's time. It seemed to like the sunshine (except when I wanted to take pictures, then it liked shade). It finally headed off on its own. There is certainly plenty to eat in the nearby meadow.


Post a Comment

<< Home