In the unseasonably warm weather today, went out and enjoyed warmth, blue sky, and sunshine, though I thought the folks with sandals and shirtsleeves were pushing things a bit, as well as the ones in white pants. I did find several drying and opening milkweed pods, and I was able to take two home. I like the plant; I like the pods, how they kind of look like fish, how they open and the seeds fly out on their parachutes and how they attract butterflies.
The plants I had in my yard did not survive their encounter with the Bosnian backhoe–but now at least my basement is waterproofed. I’m going to put them on the devil strip and the side of the house, and I hope that the milkweed will join the monarda, the thyme, and the mint in attracting butterflies. At least I do have bumbles and honeybees in the front garden.
There were several hawks out today, as well, looking cool as raptors are wont to do.