Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

Siblings and sex mates

mates

Giant Swallowtails. Their four to six-inch wingspan is impressive.

Giant Swallowtails.

Sibling groundhogs.

It took a few days to figure out why the zinnias were laying sideways, but seeing the evening action made everything clear.

This week we had a lovely surprise when my Mom stopped one evening for a visit. We all showed off for her. I showed her my gardens, Krystal put on her tap shoes and showed her latest fast-paced tap dance routine and Leah suddenly needed to practice her huge leaps and toe touches. I can’t help but think we are an exhausting needy crowd sometimes.

My Mom thought this ground-hog was adorable. It should be noted that these also are not her zinnias…

Ground Hog... I'm venturing juvenile because I see one twice its size out of the same hole a few times a week.

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6 responses

  1. J Lo

    Absolutely amazing!! Your photos are so beautifully captured. You have an awesome talent!

    August 13, 2011 at 9:08 am

  2. melissakoski

    Thanks Jodi girl. Loves to you!

    August 13, 2011 at 11:17 am

  3. Mom

    I thought you were all adorable! Your zinnias look much better than mine and I don’t even have the groundhog factor. We do have hummingbird wars going on at our window feeder and this evening we had a skunk for a guest at the bird feeders.

    August 13, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    • melissakoski

      Ha! Last night it smelled SO skunky in the basement I was convinced I left the door cracked and one got inside.

      August 13, 2011 at 11:18 pm

  4. The butterfly shots seem surreal, love them.

    August 15, 2011 at 3:03 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Tony. You sure have some beautiful work in your portfolio! Thanks for stopping by.

      August 15, 2011 at 8:32 am

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