The weather has been soo nice , warm sun and cool breezes and the nights have been cool and dampish as have the mornings . Miggs and I have been busy walking and playing in the yard well she plays whilst I weed and such lol . I have also been busy trying to capture as much as I can on camera as this time of year the flowers are in full bloom lush and flowing as are all the bees and butterfly's as they busily gather as much nectar as they can over the next few weeks .
This pretty little guy a Spicebush swallowtail came for a visit and was getting so close to me I thought a few times he was going to land on my lens as he gently fluttered about me in the breeze . !
Cor blimey me bleeding heart. my mum would say yes for all you Brits out there that know this phrase lol ! Me mum was a cracker and always made us laugh !
Candy stripe Petunias , funny thing is they were all solid velvet red in the beginning now some are changing to this lovely two tone !
My camera buddy who loves to be with me and keep me company whilst I am outside taking photos and gardening . and cutting the grass and , and ok you get the picture lol !
On the top of the greenery you can just see a tiny spider not really in focus as I was concentration on the yellow flower , seems every time I get out there to photograph flowers bugs or butterfly's the wind picks up and that makes it for a challenge even more so lol !
I just love these dainty little wild daisies that are every where .
And million's of Queen Ann's lace everywhere as well so pretty mixed in with all the other wild flowers and grasses !
Love the Sumac trees so peace full looking with their tropical type leaves and big seed heads , these trees seed and grow like wild fire but in the fall oh they are even more pretty as the leaves turn a striking brilliant orange or deep red !
Bachelor buttons strange looking flowers but interesting at the same time they look like they could be under the sea with their feathery petals floating in the waters !.
I also walked the field beside us the other day and was mesmerized by the beauty of all the wild flowers, bees , moths and butterfly's fluttering around me !
I am happy to report that this year I have counted and seen more Monarchs then last year hopefully they are not on the decline anymore as Ontario is beginning to keep and even plant more and more Milkweed about as that is their main food source !
Yellow Cabbage moth was happy to pose for me to but his cousin the White cabbage moth just wouldn’t stay still !
Over the week we took down the green chain link fencing here as it was originally a kennel for Miss Miggs but she never used it so it is now used as a second patio ! Looks a lot better though then having a big green fence there lol !
Clear winged humming bird moth came to feast on the butterfly bush this is the first one I have seen this summer so far !
Well that is enough for now I could go on for ever and share our part of the world with you all but like Miggs here I can imagine your getting quite bored by now so I will bid you a fare well for now . The rains are a coming for tomorrow so that's good for the gardens and land .
Until next time .