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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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Beetle 0

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.

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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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Bugged 0

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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LanternAsia v. 2, Part Five 0

More pictures from LaternAsia at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Throughout this series, the exhibits are pictured pretty much–not perfectly–in sequence.

See the other posts in this series: Part One. Part Two. Part Three. Part Four. Part Six.

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LanternAsia v. 2, Part Four 1

Editor’s Note: These pictures were taken with a Fuji FinePix S3200 and edited in the free and open source Gnu Image Manipulation Program, commonly referred to as “the GIMP,” which is available for Linux, MacOS, and Windows. My benchmark in editing the images was a simple one: Does the blue of the sky and the green of the leaves look like it did when we were there?

I anticipate at least two more posts in this series, perhaps three. See the rest of the posts in this series: Part One. Part Two. Part Three. Part Five. “>Part Six.

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LanternAsia v. 2, Part Three 0

More pictures from Norfolk’s Gardens by the Sea. See the rest of the posts in this series Part One. Part Two. Part Four. Part Five. Part Six.

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LanternAsia v. 2, Part Two 4

Some more pictures from LanternAsia. See the rest of the posts in this series Part One. Part Three. Part Four. Part Five. Part Six.

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LanternAsia v. 2, Part One 5

LanternAsia returned to the Norfolk Botanical Garden this spring and we finally got a chance to visit it. It was here two years ago. This time, it was mostly new exhibits; only three of the exhibits from 2016 were repeated.

See the rest of the posts in this series: Part Two. Part Three. Part Four. Part Five. Part Six.

Here are some of the pictures I took. More will follow.

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The Demon under the Rocker 0

Cat under rocking chair

Because the internet needs another cat picture.

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