Still warm for fall

My daughters and I are looking forward to cooler weather.  We already had some cooler weather, but then it got hot again. I’m looking forward to chili,  warm drinks, and pumpkins!  It was a hot summer.  I’m so done with summer weather.  Just tired of being sweaty at work. Word has it that there will be cooler weather at the end of the week! We have had beautiful blue skies the last few days.  We also had some opportunistic sunflowers that grew in our garden.  This one just started blooming! You can sort of see the sedum, too!

We found an eastern black swallowtail caterpillar on our trellis! It was green, black, white and yellow.

 

 

Then a few days later, it was in a chrysalis that looks like a piece of wood or a dead leaf. I’ll have to look at it tomorrow. I forgot to look today!