As you can see, this poor Monarch has a seriously damaged wing. Amazingly, it was still able to fly. I didn’t see it go very high, but it was able to flit from blossom to blossom without any apparent trouble.
Another Buckeye. This one was captured on September 18, 2021 in front of the Annapolis Branch Public Library. This photo is about twice its actual size. Given its size and the pristine condition of its wings, it has probably just emerged from its cocoon, also known as a chrysalis.
I’m not an expert on spiders, but I believe this is a corn spider.
I’m fairly certain that these are horse bones. This photograph was taken in Southern Anne Arundel County, Maryland where there are many horse farms.
Adriana was gliding smoothly on the water in the little skiff. She’d found it moored on edge of the reflecting pool. It was a pretty thing with white paint, festooned with small artificial blossoms. Although she’d never done it before, she found it easy to maneuver with the single, gilded paddle. “People at Court are about as genuine as these flowers.” She giggled.
“Ho there!” She heard the voice before she saw its source. It was difficult to discern the other edge of the pool because of the morning fog.
“It’s only le comte des Deux Chats, but you may call me GarGar.”