This is a copy-and-scraplift-exactly from Melissa Hill's "The Lake With Nothing In It" page (such awesome inspiration!):

Just a quick walk around the bayou with Jacob. I didn't expect to see much, but there were a few animals out and about. The butterflies (gulf fritillary) were the most fun part. They were everywhere around a passion fruit plant in front of the education building. As I waited for some of them to land and be still, I noticed some really ugly caterpillars. Turns out they're the gulf fritillary caterpillars . . . much uglier than the beautiful butterflies!

I intended for the title to be a bit sarcastic---being this far south, we don't have fall foliage here like other places in the U.S. We have a lot of pecan trees, live oak, sycamore, etc., but the predominant trees immediately around my house are pine and bald cypress. Unlike pine trees, though, bald cypress trees change colors until they drop their needles (hence "bald" cypress) in the winter. For a few weeks in the fall, the bayous and lakes are surrounded by and lined with brilliant cypress trees; the healthier ones will be vibrant and look as though they're on fire from a distance.

There was a flock of about 8 egrets on those trees in the distance, but I was only able to get 4 in my frame at any given time.


Katie Pertiet Spot Dots No. 25
Katie Pertiet Gator Crossing Kit
Katie Pertiet Photo Clusters No. 31
Ali Edwards Remember Word Art
Katie Pertiet Mega Tag Pack
Katie Pertiet Notebook Edge Frames No. 3
Katie Pertiet Wire Rimmed Alpha No. 2

Loops and Stitching by Anna Aspnes