Happy New Year!!

Relaxing in the Oasis


Maybe this is why I love my butterfly stamps so much.....

BEFORE THEY CAME!  Here you see one of my milkweed plants.  This is one of 10 that I added to feed the hungry Monarch catterpillers!
Here is one of the nearly 30 chrysallis that were created in our butterfly garden area. 
Below is one of the "hatchlings".  This particular butterfly hatched from a chrysallis rescued by the pump repairman.  I ended up using glue dots to attach it to the brick well.

Here is a "new" butterfly exercising her wings (males have thinner black lines and a black dot on each lower wing to distinguish them from the ladies) prior to flying off.

This is how my butterfly "garden" appeared after being decimated by so many catterpillers!  Not so beautiful and inviting!!  Not to worry though.  The leaves are coming back again for the next wave of monarchs.  (I also have a few Blue Swallowtail catterpillars on my parsley and fennel plants.)  If you've gotten this far and will comment and send me your e-mail address, I'll send the first "commenter"  the single butterfly stamp!


  1. Loved seeing your butterfly pics - and what an awesome use of our supplies! A glue dot to the rescue.
    We found some baby turtles in our yard today - got to blog about it soon too.
    Hugs, Joyce

  2. Woo-Hoo! I'll put the butterfly stamp in your bag for tomorrow! Thanks so much for your comment!

    Hope you have pix of the turtles! That is very cool too. Now I'm waiting for the next batch of butterflies, I hope.

    See you soon. Oh and.....stay out of Michael's!!lol Just Kidding!!! :-)