Following 18 mls of rain.

Clear blue sky today, Sunday. It has followed gentle showers, consistent from Friday night. Snakes and goannas still active. The python, who has taken up permanent residence in the old wood-stove, stretched out this morning in full sun. A goanna in the hen house too and its mid-June, sleepy time usually for both goannas and snakes.
monarch-caterpillars-rushing-to-eat-what-is-left-on-leaves-of-the-cotton
The Monarch caterpillars rushing to eat the remaining cotton leaf. I will soon see if this late rush to cocoon is doomed for those caterpillars still eating. What ever comes first, no more food or colder weather.
cocoon--monarch
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2430378/heavy_herbicide_use_on_gmo_crops_raises_monarch_butterfly_extinction_fear.html

This beauty crawled out of the oranges I picked up off the ground.
on-the-oranges

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