Friday, July 30, 2010

Magical Critter Encounters

I have had a wonderful time in the garden this year! I feel like every time I turn around there is magic to be found.
This huge butterfly caught my eye immediately. It was so large it looked like a bird floating around the yard.

I followed this fellow around for some time. I love the irredesance in it's wings.

I was delighted to catch a hummingbird sitting for a spell on my butterfly bush!

Another butterfly beauty.

This tiny frog cuddled up inside a white hollyhock. He was no bigger than my finger nail. I get these frogs every year, and they often sleep in my flowers, but they seem especially small this time around.

This spotted dragonfly perched on top a trellis in the backyard. He matched the sky.

Hope you enjoyed my critters. More to come, I just rebuilt my bird feeding area, and hope to get some pictures of the woodpecker and gold finches I have seen frequenting the yummies.
Happy gardening!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Few Favorite Shots from July

The Bee's Knees

Black Colocasia over lime sweet potato vine, pink caladium, and scarlet colored ivy geranium.

Echinacea 'Tomato Soup' has smoky-hued blooms.

Front yard is coming along nicely. I love my walkway garden, and the bright blue door is growing on me.

My favorite combination this year? Echinacea 'Tiki Torch' with Dahlia 'Arabian Night.'

Happy gardening!