Roxie and I are excited to begin our 2018 butterfly gardens!
Our new book “The Monarch” by Kylee Baumle is just packed with information about the Monarch eggs, caterpillars, chrysalis stage, and the eclosing of the beautiful Monarch! (This book is available on Amazon.com I’m recommending the book as a personal user and do not receive any compensation for my recommendation.)
Help save the pollinators and butterflies! Create your own special garden either in containers or in the ground by using a variety of milkweed plants and native host and nectar plants in your growing area!
Find more information at http://www.monarchwatch.org
Visit your nearest botanical garden(s) for information on butterfly and pollinator gardening.
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Where did Summer go?
The watering cans, well-used, gave drinks to so many flowers and veggies
planted on our deck.
Now we’ve picked our last cherry tomatoes,
watered the impatiens and petunias for the last times,
and prepare to winterize soon.
But not too soon.
Give us more beautiful Autumn days to sprinkle thirsty flowers,
though spindly and fading,
just to enjoy the task.
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This is the last Monarch to visit our butterfly garden in 2016. We enjoyed each and every one that we saw, and thank God for His creation and their beauty! The monarchs enjoyed our butterfly weed, milkweed plants, and butterfly bushes (this one is named “Ruby”) as well as the zinnias and impatiens blooming here.
Read more about Monarchs and their migration here and on other sites that you find when searching Google for “monarchs” and “migration.”
Remember to save your flower seeds and plant in the early spring to help make your environment more butterfly friendly!
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The sun began to set.
And then she flew.
Posted in At the Park, Backyard Play, Children, Dancers, Families, Family Memories, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Uncategorized
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Parenting isn’t “a walk in the park”! But this daddy makes it look easy as he and little one reach for each other’s hand and walk on a mild winter afternoon.
So little. So big. Looking up. Looking down. Reaching up. Reaching down. So trusting. So giving.
It’s great to see a father’s love and a daughter’s trust. May it grow and grow, bloom and blossom!
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Oh, how I love to go up in the swing, up in the swing so high!
We had a beautiful Autumn day to capture some outdoor photos with this little P and her O’Pa. I love seeing her toothy smile and his big, caring hands in the photos. What fun it is to swing!
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