Sunflowers are blooming! No big ones, but we have a smaller wild variety that I cannot determine the species of. It is a sunflower, however. I know that much.
Some really pretty butterflies this time of year. I got pictures of an American lady and a great-spangled fritillary! Never seen either before. Very pretty. Swallowtails, one probably an eastern tiger swallowtail, female, and a butterfly called a hairstreak, some type, not sure which, possibly soapberry. Interesting blue color on its tail.
Oh! And a couple days back, Emily pointed out to me an uncommon swallowtail around here. I think it's a pipevine swallowtail! I would need more evidence to verify, but that's a possibility.
Also, widow skimmers are not what I thought they were! I think I saw one, and apparently they come in black with a yellow stripe. Possibly the young ones.
I like observing animals, especially birds. I also take care of the goats. I like goats.
My assistant photographer! She also takes care of African geese.
Another assistant photographer! She takes care of the rabbits, and the hutch is teeming with crawly things.