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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

Princes of the Monarchs 0

Monarch butterfly caterpillars on a milkweed plant.Monarch caterpillars.

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

Cat peeking out of bag

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.

Woodpecker 0

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

red-headed woodpecker on tree trunk

On Top of Her World 0

Cat lying on top of bookcase

Because the internet called me requesting another cat picture . . . .

Now for a Little Eye Candy 0

Another photo from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Hawk in tree

Flight 0

Pictures from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Bluebird on branch

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Basking Cat 0

Cat basking in sunlight from window.

Of course, if there were a basking robin in the yard, he’d be bob-bob-bobbin’.

Jammin’ 0

The one cat is fascinated by the printer (the other cat doesn’t give a damn, but he loves him his grocery bags). Whenever printing is going on, she’s there.

Cat watching printer output.

Shortly after this picture was taken, she stepped on the output tray so as to read the output or whatever the heck she thought she was going to do and caused a paper jam.

Sack of Trouble 1

Cat peaking out from grocery bag

Shhhh! Be Vewy Vewy Quiet, I’m Hunting Rodent 0

Cat crouched and staring through window at gray squirrel on deck.

Mouser 0

Cat watching computer mouse pointer

A Drift in Winter 0

Large snowdrift in front of building