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."