Besides spending valuable time with my sis Mel and niece Staci, the rest of the weekend continued to be relaxed, busy, just plain fun.
The doe way out in the middle of the field stands guard.
I couldn't see her fawn, but she/he was there, having lunch in the long grass.
Mama deer was nursing during both of these shots.
The Ruby Throated Hummingbird was even kicking back.
Butterflies were dancing all weekend, too.
This one is a White Admiral. It was so fast so forgive the blur.
Any of these pictures may be clicked on for a closer look.
I love the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly.
The yard was full of them this weekend, so the chase was on by the GrandLoves.
The butterflies had more important things on their minds, chasing each other and gathering nectar. Maybe if I hung upside-down to eat my lunch, I'd be thin and beautiful as these gals.
Even the bees were active. This lil windmill chime is coming in for a landing. Careful, now.
There was a little ' monkey-see, monkey-do ' going on.
There were nature walks, talks, and learning the names of fern, flowers, birds, animals and their calls...this pretty common thing is a Yellow Hawkweed, minus the hawk.
I KNOW you still can't see me!
In spite of it being Dad's weekend, the guys still were gettin'er'done! They split and piled 11 cords of firewood in one day.
And, How do YOU feed the Chickadees?
Weekends like this, never have to end.
I hope yours was as fine.
Have you all a wonderful week, now.