Monday, May 21, 2012

Such a pretty visitor...

 I went out early this morning to garden for a few hours before it got too hot...yes...it's been really hot the last week here in my neck of the woods...My next door neighbor had the sprinklers on and this little guy was just sitting there enjoying the tiny bit of water that was spraying on him. Just a few drops hit him every once in a while...he sat there fluttering his wings for quite a while...long enough for Don to run in and get the camera...and take quite a few pictures...
 He didn't seem to mind the attention...I think that butterflies are used to the attention...they are the super models of the bug world ...this one was no exception...he was quite large and oh so pretty!
I saw him later fluttering around the flowers...my guess is that he was getting a drink from the sidewalk...
Don and I have been keeping busy...mostly hanging out at home..getting things done...organizing...he builds the shelves...I fill them up! We have some space in the garage that I thought could use more shelves...he has the wood...why not use it!!
We went to the farmers market the last two Fridays and bought a few new herbs to add to the garden...things I have never grown before...cutting celery...have you ever heard of that...I hadn't...but it is now part of our garden...stevia too....and a German Stripe tomato...I thought it was too late to add another tomato...but the herb guy said no...so we shall see...
Until next time...enjoy the day!!!

10 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

He is gorgeous. Don't you love them?

Michelle said...

Such delicate creatures. Nice shots!

Raggedy Creations said...

So pretty. It's a monarch right?

Felicia

Judy S. said...

Great photos! Love the succulent cups, too.

shez said...

so pretty.xx

TheCrankyCrow said...

Awww....so beautiful.... And "too late for tomatoes?" Yikes....we live in different worlds. Truly. ;o) I did poke a few herbs in my little patch of dirt - found a "curry" plant...and oh my heck - it smells like heavenly curry. Never seen/heard of that plant before! Happy Monday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Kris said...

So pretty!

Holly said...

You are so good at getting wildlife shots, nothing around here sits still long enough for me to grab the camera. Your garden sounds lovely.

Christine said...

Hi Linda! Beautiful creatures, butterflies and those are great close up pics!
Your garden is sure to attract them!
Best wishes
Christine

deb said...

funny..I think we just missed you again at the farmers market lol!!!! call me next time you go!!
that visitor is gorgeous!!!!!