|while at one end of the property people were hooting, cheering, laughing, jumping off the water|
trampoline, over by the Pond, this was happening...
|Mom brought her fawn out to nibble grass along the pond edge. It was quiet there.|
|The fawn was interested in the camera, but more interested in staying close to Mom.|
|By the creek, grass is growing green and lush.|
|And just around the corner, on the 'world's largest thistle' (that thing is about 8' high!) there|
was a Monarch, sipping nectar.
|We've seen more monarchs this summer than last, but the numbers are still|
so low that it is an OCCASION to be celebrated when we spot one.
|Thistledown. Really, that's what it's called.|
|Monarch wasn't the only one interested in the sweetness in the thistle. The bumblebee|
was hard at work harvesting pollen.
|you can see the enormous sacs of pollen on the hind legs.|
|Walking back, we got one more look at Mom, hiding in the woods.|