Ptchitkwitle, a squirrel and his friend, Tchuk were at their favorite restaurant. They loved the place because it was very close to home. In fact, the establishment could be found not more than three feet from the tree where they made a nest. Peanuts were the specialty of the house, uncooked and still in the shell. The sunflower seeds weren’t shabby either. Fare was brought by a human several times a day. Sometimes a special treat of bread crusts with peanut butter and jelly were to be found.
It was nice not having to wander too far for a good meal. Lack of exercise was beginning to take its toll on Ptchitkwitle’s figure. Even little Tchuk was beginning to balloon from skin and bones to a jellyroll.
Peek-a-boo! Photographed on August 15, 2019. This is more of a macro of the Rose of Sharon, than a photo of a butterfly. Check this out:
Now THIS is a photograph of a butterfly! Taken on the same day as the first photo. Hang in there. Spring is coming!
Macros of lilies
These somewhat bruised and battered lilies are my contribution to Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. When you see from whence they come, you will understand why they’ve been jostled about in less than nurturing environs.
From a distance, it’s a beautiful riot of colors, but upon closer inspection, it brings to my mind something akin to the high-density cattle lots that I saw in Northern Texas. The comparison is oblique, I admit, but if you love flowers, then it’s quite apt.