I am super excited about this. I’ve found a few of these recently but by the time I checked on them again they’d hatched. This is the closest shot I have gotten…I hope it doesn’t hatch before i get home!
UPDATE: It hatched before i could get pictures 😢🦋🦋🦋 but here are a few more pictures of cocoon watch lol
This was so much fun! Not sure the model cared either way…
This is another photo challenge by Cee.
This flower vine is called Blue Pea. A very nice lady gave me some pods when she gave me some clippings of a Coral Vine.
I planted 6 seeds and 4 sprouted right away. They really are the coolest because the flower actually forms the outer pod for the seeds.
Cosmos, the easiest to grow but holy moly it can get out of control. Bees and butterflies love it!
I have recently gotten back into gardening and it’s turning into an obsession. Anyone else have this almost inhuman pull to cultivate stuff? Is there a primal genetic hardwiring in our DNA?
SO let’s see, not only do I love all things books, yarn, crocheting and motorcycles; let’s add gardening!
Do you have a favorite thing you like to grow? Mine is flowers especially wildflowers for Bee’s, Birds and Butterflies! (Could this be a new blog? hmmm)
So a couple months ago I put out a few birdhouse’s that I had been using as decorations in the house. I put them on top of my little shed. One day a couple weeks ago I spooked a Titmouse out of one, OMG I nearly fainted! Last weekend I went out to let my dogs out and I glanced over and a BLUEBIRD was staring at me from one of the other ones. To say I froze with shear delight is an absolute understatement! I ran back inside to grab my phone and to tell the caveman, neither of which cooperated with me. Lol when I return daddy BB is perched on the corner of the pool cage daring me to step out and of course I did and of course he flew away. I have instructed everyone including the dogs to not go anywhere near the shed, haha fat chance of that.
So a friend of mine asked me to crochet a few blankets for her and her sisters memorializing her mother and sister. A Daisy for her mom and a butterfly for her sister. I’ve completed one and started on another. I went out to the backyard to do my daily inspection and I see butterflies, Monarch butterflies to be specific! Which my friend tells me was her sisters favorite, I asked one of these visitors if it would sit still long enough for me to get a good look and it sat still. I asked it if it was my friends sister and it did a circle around me. Again, I was so stoked I froze and just watched it fly all round enjoying all the flowers I had to offer.
I have a night blooming Ceres, and in it lives a lizard I call George. Everyday I visit George and ask him how he’s doing. He often doesn’t run away but rather does pushups for me, I am guessing that’s lizard speak for “Good and you?” Hahahaha
Nature is just so mesmerizing!