I’m betting you’d rather see a butterfly dining on geranium nectar than a daddy long legs sunning himself. So this photo comes first in my blog. I think this is a clouded sulphur butterfly which I have been chasing for 2 days, trying to get a decent picture to share with you.


You can see it drinking nectar through its tongue which functions much like a straw. But I also love daddy long legs and this one was happy to pose.


Daddy long legs are supposed to have 8 legs. Please count his legs. The crisp shadows make counting legs a bit challenging.  He has 7 legs. Next question is which leg is missing? The missing leg is his right antenna. It is easier to determine if you are seeing the same bug from day to day if it has a ‘deformity’ you can identify. For example, a bird might have bitten a piece off a butterfly’s left hind wing. And in case you were wondering where pumpkins go after Halloween…


Pumpkins love the beach too! Meanwhile, here’s the best mushroom photo of the week/month provided by my dear friend Ginny One eye!


Enjoy your day! If  you have a photo to share, please send to my email! And don’t forget to follow me so you will be notified every time one of my blogs is published.




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Carrie Staples

Author, illustrator of "The Yarn Animal Book", probably the only craft book with instructions for making such unique yarn animals as an orangutan, an ant eater, a llama and a star-nosed mole and "The Single Minded Prince, a fairy tale for all ages about a boy and a pirate captain who both misbehave. The books and a booklet series based on each different yarn craft topic covered in "The Yarn Animal Book" (pompoms and other really easy yarn crafts, knitting, crocheting, rya, needlepoint and embroidery), are available on Amazon and Kindle.

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