I went for a little stroll by the pond today. The milkweed has dried up and the pods have burst without me seeing one single monarch catepillar. Oh well, maybe next year.
I did come across a locust resting in a pod. It was quite relaxed and I probably could have gotten an even closer picture if I had a close-up lens.
I completely overlooked this beetle at first as I tried to get a picture of a fickle butterfly. I had just about given up on a picture when I caught a movement out of the corner of my eye and this little guy stepped into view.
I have no idea what this plant is. My older sister (and up and coming photographer) hates when I post things that have not been formally identified, so for Islandredbird's sake I shall call this 'fuzzy white flower'.