It's been so warm here this week. I'm not complaining, although the low 80s with some humidity is a bit much to start out with for me. We've been enjoying staying outside late and taking in the gorgeous sunsets. I took these photos the other night at sunset. You can just feel the warmth.
My mom gives us butterfly chrysalises each summer and the kids just love it. She works for a dentist and they have a patient that raises butterflies. It's amazing to watch this process. We had two batches this summer.
Here is the first batch.
I caught this one as it was hatching. (Is hatching the correct word for a butterfly? I have no idea, but I'm using it. lol )
The second batch
I love how you can see the one on the far right hatched first and looks normal, the middle one hatched second and is thinning out, and the one on the far left just hatched and is still swollen.
After they dried for a few hours and started to fly, we let them go. They flew to the trees.
On August 4th around 6am, Jerry called from work to tell me about a storm that was blowing in. He said the clouds were crazy. So I got up to look and he was right. It didn't really storm and just blew over, but the clouds had me a little nervous.
Hadleigh waited for the storm to pass while sporting her "100th day of school" crown that she made in school on the 100th day.