Apple droppings

Every day we pick up droppings from a tree that is a bit early. We make just enough applesauce for a day, just enough for the house to smell incredible.

 

the nice ones are saved as they keep really well

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the ugly ones are cooked immediately

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Golden age of the Monarchs

Summer 2016 revealed amazing firefly spectacles. They left the stage this year to the Monarch butterfly.

 

caterpillar

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I never saw butterflies as very good fliers, they seem to land on whatever the wind blows them on. Only after following one a while did I realize it hit a milkweed every single time. Despite of their completely erratic flight pattern, they are in fact quite calculated.monarch_milkweeds