This morning was a gorgeous show of colour for the last day of August.
No matter how many I seethem, they always thrill the little kid in me?How can anyone ignore or not take a few minutes to look at such a sky .. if they do, they are missing so much ..
I'm not a gushy person but this type of sky truly amazes me.
Something else that has gone on for the past few days has also amazed me .. for years I have tried to watch the cycle of life for one of these caterpillars .. it seemed impossible because they always took off at the point of this stage. I was beginning to think it was "me" but I read some great information on the web that said these little guys are notorious for leaving home with no note.
Yesterday Curly Joe the 4th started his cycle !
I thought he might shed his skin a time or two and then come into this stage.
I read that if it is late summer time when they enter this life cycle, that it is possible they would stay in the cocoon all winter.
I have no idea what is going to happen other than I have to transfer him into a larger upright container so if I am lucky enough for him/her? to become the Black Swallowtail butterfly .. they need room to open their wings and dry them.
This picture of one of our visiting doves was just too cute .. he/she has "bath hair" from our birdbath and he looked a bit embarrassed so naturally I took his picture ;-)
There have been so many of these little white butterflies ? in the garden this year but I have no idea what they are .. so if anyone knows could they tell me ? I just happened to catch it with it's tongue? sticking out (yes .. I know there is a proper anatomical name for it , proboscis .. but hey .. it is my blog and I can call it a tongue.
Sweet Autumn clematis is on two of my arbors and they smother the structure .. this one between my house(on the right side) and my neighbor's, is very full and will look gorgeous again.
So many potential flowers waiting to smile ? yes .. again .. it is my blog and I can be goofy ! or is that cheesy ?
When you stand under the arbor it is so cool and peaceful .. a great hide away when you need a break from the sun.
This picture of my reblooming Indian Pink isn't showing well with the 7 little flower buds waiting to open for the last time this season .. I have been so lucky to see so many cycles in nature this year it drives your garden heart even stronger .. yes .. cheesy once again .. obviously the coffee hasn't jumped started my razor sharp wit and repartee ?