Margaret has been focusing the back garden on native plants for a while now, including milkweed plants specifically to feed Monarch caterpillars. It’s worked rather too well, with the plants generally stripped to just sticks! But recently we had one create a chrysalis on the pool screen, and over the weekend it hatched. We didn’t see it emerge but there was an empty chrysalis, and a new Monarch Butterfly in the garden … Beautiful!
Margaret’s work in the front and back garden is growing well and there’s lots of flowers everywhere now! Here’s a selection:
Our VERY wet last day had us on the subway more than outdoors (though we still got cold and drenched!); we headed to Grand Central Station for breakfast as Pershing Square, and found Grand Central Market with lots of things to (not) buy!
We also took the subway down to Battery Park and walked up to Wall Street for a photo with the Bull …