I seem to be relishing my time off a little more than usual this year. It makes me wonder if a successful, enjoyable year of teaching makes for a better vacation than a long, sloggy, emotion laden year does. I didn't have to take so much time to be rested and have thoroughly enjoyed my time at home and my time visiting. I could stand a bit more but I guess I need to keep earning a living.
Here are monarch chrysalises that are attached to the siding of my brother/sih's house. Cooler still you can see the butterfly markings within the chrysalis. (click on them to see them bigger.)
I found this doll at the Bennett's Honey Store in Fillmore:
She'll come to work to live in "Ms Bee's" room. I've got quite a theme going.