Saturday, May 12, 2012

Chasing butterflies

Today I spent most of my gardening Saturday chasing butterflies. There was an unusable number of butterflies visiting the garden this morning, there were Zebras, Monarchs, Julia, Gulf Fritillaries and even a rare Giant Swallowtail.  You will have to take my word for it because most of the shots I took with my fancy camera were blurred.


In between butterflies, I did got some work done, I cut a couple of dead banana trees, and planted a papaya and a mandarin tree near the fence. 
My bougainvilleas are doing well in the containers
Rose Moss are great for hanging baskets and can take our summer heat
   
The succulents love the May sun
This picture is the path in the back of the garden

8 comments:

NanaK said...

Very pretty picture looking down your path in the back garden. I've been enjoying more butterflies than ever this year. It's hard to get them in a picture though. You did well.

NellJean said...

What a lovely garden! You have Zebra Longwings -- I haven't seen one here in years but Zebra Swallowtails are out. I vow to stop chasing them with a camera and then they just clamor for the attention, posing just long enough for me to approach and then they run.

Floridagirl said...

Lovely butterfly photos! Reminds me I need to get out and chase some butterflies for photos. It's been a while. : ) Love your garden!

Wicked Gardener said...

Beautiful garden! I could totally spend a lovely morning with some tea curled up on one of those chairs.

Susan said...

How wonderful to be surrounded by a lot of butterflies while you're working in the garden.

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