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Old 09-16-2015, 08:37 PM   #1981
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Wow! You certainly haven't lost your touch.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:02 PM   #1982
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Ditto
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:17 PM   #1983
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My latest cake creation - this was for my MIL's birthday on Sunday. It was my first time making hard fondant panels and a molded "box top". The jelly beans are because she always keeps a dish of candies on her counter went the kids come over. It was a challenge as it is out of my comfort zone, but I enjoyed trying something new!
That's just beautiful, LP. I'd be in tears to receive such an amazing personalized cake!
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:12 PM   #1984
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Thank you for your kind comments.

Cheryl, she was very pleased with it. She wants to keep the top to take down south with her the end of October to show a friend down there who makes cakes - a picture wasn't enough!
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Old 09-17-2015, 04:47 PM   #1985
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Monarch caterpillar on my milkweed! So excited to see them back!

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This is my little gardening buddy. It's a female Tree Frog. I'd bring her a container of water to swim in and she was so happy. I'd talk to her and it was like she knew what I was saying. Adorable!
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:11 PM   #1987
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Love my tree frogs and my peepers! They can get a bit noisy around here. Occasionally I find one glued to the picture window. They like to stuff themselves between the outdoor faucets and the house and sing like crazy.
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:24 PM   #1988
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Birds often are not too fond of Monarchs. The reason is the Viceroy. It has almost the same color and markings as a Monarch. But it is very bitter so birds and other insect eaters avoid these two butterfly.
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Birds often are not too fond of Monarchs. The reason is the Viceroy. It has almost the same color and markings as a Monarch. But it is very bitter so birds and other insect eaters avoid these two butterfly.

I found something I'd never heard of on my milkweed the other day, bright orange and black milkweed beetles. They like milkweed for the same reason Monarchs do, it makes them taste bad to predators. I'm reserving my milkweed for monarchs and seeds, so I squished the beetles.
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Cute little tree frog, FF.

Dawg, that's awesome you have a Monarch caterpillar - hopefully where there is one, there will be more!
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