Since I'm still in California and completely fried from a translating job I just finished and from the sunburn I got today, here are a few pretty pictures in lieu of my usual blather. (Yep, I used sunblock. No, I'm not capable of leaving all my work behind on my vacation.)
Let it never be said that Kittywampus is all doom and gloom - or even all politics and sex.
These butterflies were at Discovery Kingdom, a former dolphin exhibit in Vallejo that has morphed into an odd but cool combination between a zoo, a marine park, and a general amusement park. They still have dolphins but the butterflies are a heck of a lot easier to photograph.
All of these pictures are mine except for the last one, which my husband took.