I've been trying to find two things lately without much luck. One is a bird's nest, any kind of bird really and the other is a butterfly cocoon. Again it doesn't matter what kind of butterfly.
So, I set out yesterday in search of these two items. I found neither. I did find these lovely peony blooms in a neighbor's yard.
I made a new friend. This lovely kitty belongs to a couple down the street, he's really a nice cat.
Hiding out in this day lily was this little guy.
And on these Virginia Creeper leaves I found a katydid.
This half of an egg shell was found on this oak sapling. Parent birds will remove the egg shell from the nest and drop it wherever. Here's where it landed.
I love the color of this fern.
This is a mayapple, or maypop. This fruit is edible and is used in making jellies. I've not tried this yet.
As I was heading home I found this Blue Jay feather.