Just after dawn on Saturday morning in the garden...
|A male black swallowtail butterfly looks like a jewel with the early morning sun backlighting his wings.|
|The same butterfly with the sun at its back. He must have been newly emerged because |
he stayed on this grass flower head for a long time.
|A female butternut squash flower waiting to be pollinated. A squash flower requires |
8 or 9 visits by pollinators before it will set fruit.
|A blue bee lit on the dew-covered spiderwort just as I snapped the photo.|
|The birdhouse gourds I planted up near the pumpkins look like this now. See "The birdhouse gourd adventure". Most of the seedlings that I transplanted to the rim of the swale did not make it, but I still have some good-looking seedlings that sprouted in the center. More birdhouse gourd adventures to come.|
There are wonders to behold in the landscape. I'm pleased to share my current wonders, for tomorrow's will be a different story.
Green Gardening Matters,