Monday, May 28, 2012

OhMyGoodness! Count 'em! 16 Great Spangled Frittilaries and ...

... one little friend, little Gray Hairstreak!

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Pretend you're looking at the book, "Where's Waldo!"
You'll find 16 Great Spangled Fritillaries.  Look carefully!

I took this next photo from the otherside of the Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Yes, they were flitting around from here-to-there, but there are STILL 16 back here, too! :-)

What a Wonderful Day!

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

This is a Wonderful Year for Butterflies!!!

Great Spangled Fritillary

Look carefully - do you see THREE?

Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail and Tiger Swallowtail

Lord of the Dance!
Not Shady at all!! :-)
Hope YOU are having wonderful experiences this Summer.
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Monday, May 21, 2012

Recent Vacation Fun!

South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center,
Corpus Christi, Texas

Beautiful greenhouse FULL of exotic orchids and a few other special flowering plants!
Nothing "shady" here!  :-)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Wish You'd Have Been Able to Join Us!

Happy "Field Trip" with Gardening Friends!
(I'm getting a haircut tomorrow!!)

and a Load of Plants!!!
Look at all those hostas!  They're not all mine, just the box in the forefront, the box with the heuchera and Ligularia 'The Rocket,' and the little green sack with two more hostas!

Great fun!!
I was sad to note 'The Rocket' didn't make it through the drought and/or winter.  So, it was a happy moment when I found a new plant today!  :-)  One of my friends and her husband are loyal and true "Big Red" fans.  The HAD to have 'Husker Red' Penstemon!

Not a shady spot in the day!  Well, maybe in my backyard.  LOL