Because the sun came out for the first time in about a week, I had to go sit on the back porch.
And because I was sitting on the back porch, I had to get my binoculars out and look at birds.
And because I was looking at birds, I had to get my camera out.
And because I got my camera out, I had to get some photos in.
This first one is the mum plant that is blooming ahead of all the others.
Looks like we'll have these orange-yellow ones, plus some dark maroon ones that are just now becoming little buttons of flowers.
I ended up sitting outside for a few minutes taking pictures until I got too tired. I haven't eaten anything besides a waffle, a bowl of vegetable soup, and a piece of toast (no butter) for the last three days. I guess I may have overdone it trying to get some photos, because I'm really exhausted now. So I'll give you these last photos with a minimum of comment:
My little sister Mary and I used to call these floating seeds "weasels" and we always liked it when they had heads (seeds). This one's for you, Hairy Mary:
Our little chrysalis, Day 15: