Thursday, September 2, 2010

Three B's in the Garden


The gardens were buzzing with life this morning; bees, birds and butterflies!
One of the best plants I bought this spring is the "Heather Queen" Mexican hyssop. All the garden critters seem to love it and it's heat and drought tolerant, weather conditions we are experiencing right now.


Yellow Swallowtail on a hyssop or agastache.



Another great end of summer performer that tolerates hot, dry weather are the salvias.
This little butterfly seems happy.


Love the intricate patterns on the Spicebush Swallowtail.


Pumpkin Pie likes to sit with me in the morning.


A ruby throated male hummingbird flew right in front of my face
and asked me to go back inside so he could eat in peace.


"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
--Aristotle

14 comments:

Nancy said...

What a beautiful morning! Your photos are gorgeous as always!

Lin said...

Oh, that little yellow butterfly is a DogFace Butterfly. See the dog face?? It's kind of like Snoopy looking towards the right. There is his eye and his ear. Cool, eh?

Cool hummingbird photo!!! Mine are going nuts around here, like they know that it is almost time to leave.

Jeni said...

I love the hummingbird photo !!! WOW ! I've tried and tried to capture one but my camera skillz are lacking.

Great photo's as always Jen!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Gorgeous gorgeous photos, as always! Thanks for the recommend on the Hyssop. We'll look into that for next year. We always want more of the three B's in the yard! :) Theresa

Robin Armstrong Seeber said...

great pics!!! hey that little kitten lives here too.. we call him Edgar...he was Ty's buddy before Ty passed last week..he is a bit lonely now, since he is not allowed in the barn ( two other cats won't let him)...I love how the bees have pollen all over them!

Robin Armstrong Seeber said...

oh also.. where are you? our rubythroats are all gone for the season, just a few female and young stragglers left..

Joan Williams said...

Your photos are amazing!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Hummingbird photo is amazing!

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Fantastic shots as usual Jen! I'll have to try some Hyssop in my garden next season.. It sounds lovely. I'm always up to adding butterfly favorites. :-)
~ Deb

Poetic Shutterbug said...

spectacular shots and the hummingbird in flight is such a special capture. I love it.

Robin Larkspur said...

Jennifer, I just finally, after many months, signed up to follow your blog. Your photos of your gardens, paintings, and your trips are enchanting and lovely. Your artistry is awe=inspiring as well, so talented, so gifted! I hope to purchase from your Etsy shop soon. I recently started a blog called Wiccan Writes. come visit. Robin Larkspur

Linda said...

How do you get the pictures you do?? Gorgeous, gorgeous photos. I love Pumpkin Pie in the green chair.

joanne May said...

Amazing photos Jen!:-)
The butterflies are stunning and your cat is so cute. I have a soft spot for ginger cats. They have a lovely nature.
Sweet greetings!
Jo.

Blackfeatherfarm said...

I have got to get a hummer feeder. I'll have to take it down when I let the horse up front to graze, she always knocks the regular bird feeder out of the tree to try to get the seeds, silly girl....