Last year I didn’t plant a butterfly garden because I had just moved in to a new home. This year, thanks to a wonderful friend who gave me the seeds, I did plant one. The rewards are worth the time and effort. The realtor who sold me the house gave me a patio swing as welcoming gift. Now I can sit out in the evenings on the swing and watch the butterfly show. Hummingbirds and goldfinches are all over too but I’m not quick enough with my camera to catch them yet. Working on catching them with paintbrush instead. I hope you will be as refreshed as I have been watching the beautiful butterflies.
Some of the photos in the slideshow are from previous butterfly gardens. The old are mixed in with the new as seasons come and go.
During the hot summer days, the butterflies in the backyard got bored and decided to put on a few theatre productions to entertain the caretaker of the backyard. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was the first production. That was because the Monarch felt he could only play a part worthy of his regal-ness. The others gave in this time. For the next production, they may not be so willing to let him dictate the choice. We’ll see.