Friday, September 5, 2008

monkeys, mushrooms, and moths, oh my!

As promised, here are some pictures of the monkey pajamas that were such a bargain.

Big sister with her June doll and a big smile!

Little sister, not so happy (still cute though), but better detail of pajamas.

Big sister putting a hand full of rubber snakes in Little sister's shirt could explain the expression in the previous picture! But seriously, those pjs are so cute I'd wear them if they came in my size. Hmmm...maybe I should attempt sewing knit material and make some!

A few days ago when we went outside there were a few really big mushrooms growing in the side yard. I had every intention of taking some pictures of them because they looked so neat. The girls really enjoyed looking at them. But when we went out later that day they were gone....shredded by the neighbors lawn mower. I'm not complaining, I just missed the photo opportunity. Well, yesterday morning we found two small mushrooms in the back yard. They got some close up looks at them...and NO we can't put those on our pizza! I got my camera and got one good shot before they were accidentally stepped on by Miss E. It was still morning and there was dew on the grass but it was hot and the sun was shining brightly so when I stooped down to get a close up my lens fogged up a little. The effect, I think, is quite nice.

The marigolds that I planted around the edge of our little garden have gotten huge. They really thrive in drought conditions. Until this summer I never really thought marigolds were pretty, I just knew they were useful in and around gardens for bug and animal control. Well, to our suprise and delight butterflies and moths love them. I have seen a few butterflies fluttering around, but the moths are all over the place. They seem to be a little more brave and can withstand the constant observations and squeals of delight from my girls. They are quite fascinating. I captured some great shots of them, with their bizarre, long tongues, sipping at the nectar in each little flower. Okay, okay, I know, that's enough talk. Here are some pictures.

Oh yeah, one more thing. We'll be leaving for the beach on Sunday. It looks as though we may be between hurricanes. Ike may put a damper on the end of the week, but hey, a vacation is still a vacation...rain or shine.


Zoƫ said...

Have a fun time!!!

Anonymous said...

ohhhh.. I wish we lived closer. I need some seashells!! :)

Have a great time!!-- and be careful.

Teresa said...

Those monkey pajamas are too cute! (and I love the rubber snakes!)