There is a definite paucity of butterflies and odes around Alpine this year. Some people think it's due to the drought, but there were plenty last year. I think it was the long cold winter. At any rate, I've tired of looking in vain for them. What few I find are species I've posted here before.
I can't remember what these flowers are called, but they do well here in Alpine's clay soil.
The ducklings don't quack with their tiny baby voices anymore. They sound pretty grown up.
I'm sure they are not genetically 100% domestic duck. I think this wild Mexican Duck is their father, which means they won't get as big as their mother. They may be as big as they're going to get.
* My husband has passions, but they all center around food. Hunting for it, fishing for it, gardening for it, cooking it, eating it...