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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Look real close....

and I hope you can see the monarch butterflies clustered in the tree. This was about 10 or 11 o'clock so most of them were out fluttering around looking for blooms. They go to sleep in the trees at the rodeo arena, and early in the morning there are hundreds clustered together on the branches.

They come through here about this time every year on their way to Mexico. What beautiful little creatures they are! This is our shop teacher, Robbie. He brought his trophies to school so the kids could see them. He shot this buck at a place very near Midland.
This is some sort of antelope that he got on another hunt. These animals crawl the fences and get away from the exotic ranches, and populate the surrounding areas. Robbie does enjoy hunting, and he is a wonderful shop teacher. I will post some of the kids' projects this year so you can see what fine work they do. Tonight it is raining just a little, and kids are already being diagnosed with flu, and upper respiratory infections. Our principal went home yesterday with a fever. It seems when we move to a new school there are new bugs! I am getting a flu shot tomorrow. Blessings to you.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Maggie would be tickled down to her toes with those butterflies! She has a Fancy Nancy "Bonjour Butterfly" book, and I don't know how many times we've read that...

    Antelope season opens here, this weekend. I really dread it; all the strange vehicles on the road. It's good for our tiny economy, though. Wayland is going to buy a tag for the first year in 8 years!

    Good to see your post...stay well!