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A picture from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Eagle resting on branch

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Cypress Knees 0

Cypress trees at Seashore First Landing State Park on a sunny, warm February day:

Cyprees trees on a winter day.

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Winter Morning 0

Early morning sky

H/T Susan for the pic.

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Mosquito Hawk 0

Not what I would expect to see on January 2, but I also did not expect to ride my bike in a sunny 70 Fahrenheits on January 1.

Mosquito hawk on car door

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Totally Tubular 0

Big cat curled up in tube on cat tower

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Pictures of the Fall 0

Some random pictures from our visit to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens yesterday:

Three trees in the Japanese Garden.

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Castles in the Sand, Part Six (Last) 0

More pictures from the Neptune Festival. (Part One. Part Two. Part Three. Part Four. Part Five.)

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Castles in the Sand, Part Five 0

More pictures from the Neptune Festival. (Part One. Part Two. Part Three. Part Four. Part Six.)

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Castles in the Sand, Part Four 0

More pictures from the Neptune Festival. (Part One. Part Two. Part Three. Part Five. Part Six.)

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Castles in the Sand, Part Three 0

More pictures from the Neptune Festival. (Part One. Part Two. Part Four. Part Five. Part Six.)

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Castles in the Sand, Part Two 0

More pictures from the Neptune Festival. (Part One. Part Three. Part Four. Part Five. Part Six.)

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Castles in the Sand (Updated) 0

Sunday, we went to the Neptune Festival to see the sand sculptures. It was well worth the effort.

In past years, in addition to the entrants in the sculpture contest, “unofficial” sculptures have lined the beach along the boardwalk, but unusual amount of rain we had in September kept them from appearing. The pictures taken below were all taken under the “big tent,” so I have had to tweak them a bit with the Gnu Image Manipulation Program; otherwise, they would look flat and dull.

I hope to post more as the week goes on. (Part Two. Part Three. Part Four. Part Five. Part Six.)

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This was struggling to get off its back and on its feet on the deck yesterday. I think it’s either a long-horn beetle (that’s lost one of its horns) or a red oak borer.

beetle

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Totally Tubular 0

Cat in tube on cat tower

I guess he’s comfortable.

Afterthought:

He’s a very affectionate cat. “Affectionate cat” means either a cat that is hungry or a cat that is willing to accept affection.

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And Now for a Brief Respite 0

This black swallowtail was fluttering about the flowers yesterday.

Butterfly

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High Cats 0

Two cats:  Garfield piggy bank on left and tabby on right on top of bookcase

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We Went to a Garden Party . . . . 0

The weather yesterday was not too hot and humid, so we went to Norfolk’s Gardens by the Sea, specifically to visit the Butterfly House. Here are a few pictures. (Species were identified with the help of The Butterflies and Moths of North America website.)

Monarch Butterfly

Adult Monarch Butterfly

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Dragonfly

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Princes of the Monarchs 0

Monarch butterfly caterpillars on a milkweed plant.Monarch caterpillars.

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Breaking: The Cat’s Getting Out of the Bag 0

Cat peeking out of bag

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