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Thankful Thursday

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

One of the amazing results of planting butterfly weed (a type of milkweed) in my garden was that it attracted Monarch Butterflies. I never saw the original butterfly(ies) that laid eggs on my butterfly weed, but during the summer months,... Continue Reading →

Last Day of August

While taking pictures of a butterfly in my yard today, this little gal startled me and hovered right in front of me. I gasped with delight, took 3 pictures in 3 seconds on the wrong setting, but I also scared... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust

Thankful Thursday – Butterflies and Caterpillars

Last year in my garden, I planted butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), a type of milkweed, namely to help create a habitat for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Last week, when I found a Monarch butterfly caterpillar eating leaves on my... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Happy Thoughts

On this Thankful Thursday, I am very happy that one of my Hydrangea macrophylla (different than my white one from last post) is blooming. We haven't quite figured out a happy spot for these hydrangeas. We have about five of... Continue Reading →

Through the Eyes of a Child

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~Walt Streightiff I have had very little time to blog because this two-year-old (my grandson) and his parents have been staying with... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday

My niece and her new husband taking their first big step as they begin their new life together. Weekly photo challenge: Delta

Thankful Thursday – Mother’s Day Gratitude

If I were to write the story of my mother's life, it would take up several months of blog posts and even then that would be incomplete. At 78 (79 this year), she is busier than most people half her... Continue Reading →

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