This week guest host Cee of Cee’s Photo Challenges has challenged us to show images of one single flower.
This is a fun challenge for me because I spend a lot of time in my butterfly garden and enjoy capturing images of the flowers.
This year the zinnias are growing like crazy. In addition to the seeds I planted there are volunteers coming up all over the place from the seeds spread naturally from last years flowers.
This gardenia is the only bloom from my three gardenia bushes in another flower bed.
Thank you to Cee for this weeks Lens-Artists Photo Challenge -One Single Flower
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.
Fiddler Crab on milkweed
Zinnias in the butterfly garden
Some days are perfect for a boat ride.
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.
Have a great summer!
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.
The new milkweed plants attracted their first Monarch of the season this week.
The hummingbirds and Painted Buntings have been stopping by the feeders.
This lizard was trying to drink the hummingbird nectar.