I like to pretend that this butterfly comes every year to visit me. It seems that I always just see one butterfly in the summer. There are never two or three, just this one that floats from flower to flower.
In any case I usually chase it around my garden until I get a good picture of it.
There is a small white butterfly that comes to visit me, but it moves too quickly for me to capture it with my phone camera.
P.S. Just got back from Texas. I will share on my blog some of the sites I visited next time.❤️💜❤️💜
Truthfully my garden is being overrun with weeds. They are having quite a party in my special place.
But my flowers are doing a good job of showing off their colors.
My Pincushion flower is lovely. I like the way it posed for me.
The Gerbera Daisy is bright red-orange and quite big.
I planted Alyssum and Candy Tuft in my water fountain.
Hubby decided he wanted a garden again. He planted (too) many tomato plants with a few cucumbers. He loves home grown tomatoes and will have (too) many to eat and will end up having to share.
And then I have a crazy Blue Jay that is always stalking me and doesn’t even bother to get spooked when I’m walking in my garden.
Spring is really here! ❤️💜❤️💜
Some of my plants are still showing some blooms although they suffered through one of the hottest summers we’ve had here in the valley, and they also had to deal with our polluted air filled with smoke from all the California wild fires.
I’m loving the pink and blue.
Some of my roses continue to bloom and continue to receive visitors.
Right now we are enjoying some beautiful autumn weather which will make it possible for me to get out there and do some cleaning in my rustic garden.
All summer long the weeds have been launching a fierce attack in my garden area. So I’m trying to counter attack and my efforts are paying off.
Weeding can be good therapy, but not in 103º temperatures.
Luckily, I was rewarded with a few creatures coming through my little piece of land.
First, I saw a bunny rabbit resting quietly in a corner. I’ve seen him before, he visits frequently. Sometimes a friend’s dog will chase it, but he can’t catch him; the bunny is too quick.
Dragon flys have been cruising around my plants. My favorite is the orange colored one.
A strange looking one showed up this year for the first time. It has a baby blue body and it’s wings are transparent with some black rectangles on them. But unfortunately my picture does not do it justice.
Time to get back to my weeding.