Last week, Caleb and I were able to visit my parents. We had a wonderful visit. Caleb was able to explore with his cousin the little wet-weather creek that runs through the woods below my parents' garden. One of the interesting things they saw when Caleb turned over a rock was a salamander. When he showed me the picture, I noticed there were eggs next to the salamander. With the grains of sand sticking to them, they were easily disguised as little round pebbles.
This is a marbled salamander, which just last year was named as one of North Carolina's two state amphibians.
I'm glad Caleb got a picture of the salamander. I don't think I've seen one like that in the wild before.
While the adventurers were in the woods, I was able to get a picture of a monarch on one of Mom's zinnias.
There are lots of wonderful things to see on a visit to the country.