I didn’t get a blooms post done on Friday. There wasn’t really anything new, but I did get some pictures of butterflies!
I saw them out the window on Friday afternoon and ran out quick with my phone. There were 3 monarchs on my zinnias, which is really exciting for me! They are “new” butterflies, which you can tell because they aren’t tattered at all. Monarchs only live for a few weeks except for the migration batch, which can live for 8 months. Butterflies are fascinating!
I was really close to them, obviously LOL
Monarchs are a good subject since they sit nice and still for a long time, unlike swallowtails.
On Saturday, we had a family gathering to celebrate a few events, niece Devon’s birthday, my mom’s birthday and our anniversary as they all happen within 2 days of each other. I was in charge of bringing a cake. I used mixes for time sake. I marbled chocolate and strawberry together into a bundt pan:
Topped with chocolate ganache. It turned out pretty well! I was winging it a little, so good thing.
Fall has officially arrived here. The temps dropped pretty rapidly from 90 degrees to in the 60s and overnight in the 30s! It was too cold to bike in the morning, plus it was really foggy:
It’s crazy how cold and foggy the morning was and then it turned into a beautiful day, so we rode to the lake:
Quite a difference! We had a snack from the bakery. Mine was a pumpkin cupcake with pumpkin buttercream:
It’s a small cupcake, but we only did 18 miles. Lake George was really nice without the tourists around – or as many tourists, I should say. I’m always surprised at the drop off in tourists because fall really is such a beautiful season around here. Plus the village decorates.