Enough already of the heat, eh! In fact the high was 111F yesterday at our house. With that in mind yesterday, Jeanne and I headed out for a drive about. ๐Ÿ™‚ We encountered two showers. The second one was much heavier then the first.

So the first shower required us to look hard for drops on the vegetation.
The second shower was better. In fact the cars going by on the road were spraying water from their tires!
On the way down to the creek bed we passed the Doveweed (Croton). However I was more interested in getting down to the creek at the beginning of this stop. And by the time we headed back the clouds were overhead. Thus providing some relief from the sun. Additionally this was when the second heavier shower occurred.
Indeed fuzzy!

Oh wow! Eggs! In fact the eggs were on many of the leaves. We had hit the jackpot! The eggs looked like Goatweed Leafwing eggs like I had seen at Claire’s. This is the host plant of the Leafwing. Of course I put some in a pill bottle to take some home.
One egg was empty yesterday. No cat in sight.
This morning several of the eggs had faces peering back. I could see movements! In fact one had already emerged. Indeed it was time to train the camera on second one. My morning chore would have to wait.

It started to eat it way out of the 1mm egg. This was exciting. How lucky could I get and did not have to wait days for the event! So the little guys were about 3mm long. Going back I think it might have wondered how it had fit in the egg. LOL

With a second camera I got a view from the side. From start to finish it took the cat about seven to eight minutes to free itself!

Definitely an exciting morning for me! Tomorrow more of the other treasures we found. Oh and we were also fortunate to get .14″ of rain last night around 9pm at home. Fingers crossed for the upcoming week. Today it was only 95F. Yahoo! And we all will love the cooler weather!

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  1. Wow, this is great! I’m amazed how perfect your timing was – finding and bringing home the eggs just as they hatched! Woo Hoo!

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