Jesse was sprawled out on the floor of the porch this morning watching P repot a plant. He seems to have picked up a little bulk this summer. On the right are a series of close observations of some little cocoons from our front garden. Most of these are empty except for the first two, which still have moths or butterflies inside. They were attached to our toadflax plants, very delicate and beautifully articulated. Number 5434 is a curious black, white, and orange beetle that was sucking nectar from a flower in the monarch butterfly area of the bird sanctuary down by Beaver Lake. The beetle is colored exactly like a monarch butterfly.