Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bees, Butterflies & A Dragonfly

It seems we have had more bees, butterflies and dragonflies this year than ever before or maybe I've had more time to enjoy. Hot, hot days and they just flutter around the garden drinking in their nectar. It is a beautiful sight.

bumblebee on false dragonhead

dragonfly (snake doctor)
on one of our concrete benches
and we seen a chicken snake later that afternoon

butterfly on the zinnas
which they dearly love

another on the butterfly weed

and another on the false dragonhead

This past weekend was very nice, 80s and no humidity and it was easier to work outside. We are back in the 90s again this week with slim chances of rain for the weekend. We have been trimming, cutting down and trying to get the garden back under control - yeah right. Don't know if that will ever happen but we are sure trying. We are going to start watering on Friday and Saturday nights so we can pull, dig and get the weeds/tree sprouts out and mulch down. We have our work cut out for us and hopefully will have a garden we can enjoy more and work less next year. haha


  1. Great shots!!! I remember when we had days like that.... ha ha. We are on like seventy something of over 100 degrees and no rain. Ugh. But soon it will change. Your photos are beautiful!

  2. Jeg kom lige forbi din blog.
    Gode billeder.
    Vi har ikke haft ret mange sommerfugle i haven i år.
    Vi plejer også at have mange Guldsmede, men jeg har kun set 2 her i sommer.
    Det er måske fordi det har regnet det meste af tiden.

  3. Great photos Sandy! I love watching the bees and butterflies flitting around the flowers too. I got stung the other day, and that is the first time I can remember being stung in the garden. OUCH!

    I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw those two concrete pillars you scored at the yard sale. They will be so wonderful in your garden.
    hugs from here...

  4. Those butterflies are beautiful! Your false dragons head is actually obedient plant (phytosegia virginia). I have a ton of it in my garden and the pollinators and hummingbirds love it. False dragonshead is dracocephalum which is Latin for dragon(draco) head (cephalum). It's a low growing plant that does well in dryish partial shade.

    Your cross stitching is so precise! You're very talented!