Meanwhile, Back Home in Georgia

It seems like we’ve been going non stop since we returned from our trip to Ireland and Scotland on May 23. Once I got caught up on laundry and got over the jet lag, I’ve been able to enjoy the summer.

With very little rain while we were on our trip, my garden was suffering when we got home. After a few days of digging in the dirt and a little watering, it is now thriving.

Some days are perfect for a boat ride.

20190628-Boat-Ride-and-Zinnias-(7)
High tide in the Georgia Salt Marsh
20190707-Sandbar-with-Bela-(32)
Driftwood on a Georgia sandbar

The hummingbirds come by each day and a painted bunting bunting pair and other small birds come by the feeder regularly. Wading birds are frequent visitors in the neighborhood.

20190704-Egret-Catalina-(21)-wide
Great Egret

Have a great summer!

 

 

This week in my Butterfly Garden

I’ve been digging in the dirt a lot lately trying to get my butterfly garden in shape after flooding from Hurricane Irma killed most of the plants last fall.

A few of the new plants are starting to bloom. The zinnias I planted from seed this winter are bursting with color.

20180512Garden-(4)
Zinnia
20180512Garden-(1)
Zinnias

The new milkweed plants attracted their first Monarch of the season this week.

20180518Monarch-Butterfly-(5)
First Monarch sighting of 2018

The hummingbirds and Painted Buntings have been stopping by the feeders.

20180506Painted-Bunting-(33)
Painted Bunting

This lizard was trying to drink the hummingbird nectar.

20180518Lizard-(22)
Lizard looking for a snack on one of my hummingbird feeders

Happy spring!