Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

28 May 2016 – SC State Butterfly

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Tue: Congratulations Ellie, #2 of The FaBulous5. First time I hear of a Black Belt in Strings! This is her last concert at Irmo Elementary School.

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She must have had the biggest fan audience with her parents, siblings and 2grandmothers ๐Ÿ™‚ and she certainly made us proud with her performance. Like the pencil she got with her award. Must get some of those for my music lover friends. Could not resist taking a pix of this hair-do in front of me. The FaBulous5 all got a milkshake after the concert.

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Wed: hello to a beautiful visitor. Reward for cleaning the driveway to discover it stuck between the wall and a plank. Got a leaf to get it out so as not to touch it, but somehow it got up my pants ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the visit – butterflies are considered as the souls of those who had passed away, in particular Greek mythology and also with the Chinese!

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For a second, thought it will not make it. Eventually it flew higher and higher up to the trees. Safe journeys to my first meeting with the SC State Butterfly even-though I have been here annually for over a decade! This Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. must be related to Tiger-Lil ๐Ÿ™‚ Wonder if any of my ancestor is trying to message me from their FB realm???

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Thu: every cloud has a silver lining – on Cloud9 whenever in SC or Norway. Somehow clouds here seem to be more interesting to read and take pix of, or perhaps I have more time to meditate and observed by the lake.

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IMG_1496These teenagers trying to stay on an AirHead was good entertainment during the sunset watch by the lake ๐Ÿ™‚

Family’s pet Mizuno, named after Linn’s running shoes. Zuno for short was happy to see me after my walk to the lake or rather he was hoping that I will take him for a walk. There is no way I will dare to take this strong animal for any walks – nicknamed him the RunAway Dog as he would take offย  whenever the opportunity arises. That’s for naming a dog after running shoes… hahaha.

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Fri: TGIF but sad to read this in the news – Ms. Largay spent the night of July 21-22 in the Poplar Ridge lean-to in western Maine, less than 200 miles from the end of the trail – condolences to her family and may she RIP. The section where Ms Largay was last seen was also the section that many of us took the wrong turn! For our 2005 group, this was on 20Aug 2005 Day 113.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/us/missing-hiker-geraldine-largay-appalachian-trail-maine.html?_r=0

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A quick bite at McD by the school before helping out for Field Day@Irmo Elementary. See what I mean about the amazing clouds here in SC!!!

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It is not often that I get a chance to mention about John as he is so quiet. Love this pottery bowl he made and congratulations to him who has read at least 12 of the SC Book Award Nominees this year. Do think he resembles the actor Owen Wilson.

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Glad that I got to see all 4 in the elementary school today (the last year that 4 are in the same school), but was too busy at the snow-cone station to take pix of them all – 2 out of 4!

I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it’s cold outside I’ve got the month of May
Well I guess you’d say
What can make me feel this way…ย 

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