A Little Sprinkling


Today, with so many men and women working outside the home,

it is rare to find time to indulge your passions...like art!

A favorite quote on a Mary Engelbreit drawing gives me encouragement:

"You're never too old to be what you might have been."

Make time to enjoy what you truly love. I'm just beginning the journey.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Someday, butterfly garden...

Oh, how I love those butterflies! I've been researching them since I am having more varieties in my garden lately. I believe I have seen one called "Red Admiral" and a "Viceroy". They are both gorgeous! If I saw what I think I saw, there was a third type of orange butterfly in my yard yesterday. It was a medium-orange color with some faint markings. I also have an eensy, weensy, white butterfly, but I can't find it in my book.

Meanwhile, I saw two gold finches on my bird feeder and wish I could have gotten close enough, and for a longer amount of time, to get a better photo.

This year my garden holds a butterfly bush and bright pink bee balm. The butterflies seem to gravitate towards those flowers. I also have phlox, which will bloom in a few weeks, and blue or purple salvia. I see purple.

On another blog posting, when I finally remember to take my camera outside with me, I'll capture a gorgeous image of some of those butterflies for your enjoyment. Until then, this will have to do...

Madame Butterfly


Jerr T said...

Butterflies are nice to look at. They are also on the birds menu...

dora said...

I tried to photograph a goldfinch on the echinacea today, but it saw me and left in a hurry!

My Dream Garden said...

I truly love butterflies. AND, goldfinches.

Echinacea! Ah, yes. I thought they were coneflowers. Beautiful garden, Dora!

dora said...

Yes, I forgot they're called coneflowers too! I love your garden Therese!

My Dream Garden said...

Thank you, Dora. And I love your photos as well. We are "kindred spirits".

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