Tuesday, July 5, 2011


The elusive butterfly. This must be the same little one that came last week that I got a photo of. I wish I had more butterfly activity in the gardens. This one has been munching on the nectar for a couple of weeks now.

 Ya'll just don't even look at the brown spot hanging there. It isn't suppose to be there. Naughty gardener should have tidied up a bit.

Roses, Rainbows and Butterflies

The most lovely of wonders…


Open petals display anticipation.

They invite fascination.

Their fragrance is pure intoxication.


They appear only after the rain.

They speak brilliantly…

Though they have no brain.


They are beautiful to see.

They are almost weightless

As they flutter worry free.

If I could possess these qualities;

A combination of the three.

I would have a beautiful glow

And express myself contently.

by Theresa Ann Moore

And this is what I have in the shade garden. Isn't it pretty. The Endless Summer Hydrangea. I will definately be purchasing many more of these babies. They are awesome.

And this head here is awesome big. I love watching and waiting on them to open - a little bit at a time for days. Really gives ya something to look forward to when out checking around the place. The flower seems so huge for such a small plant - about 18-20" tall.

Hope you have a great day everybody.


Sunray Gardening said...

I love watching the Butterflies also. Wish I had more but am still hopeful and am glad I was able to get the photos I did. Your Hydrangea are gorgeous.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have similar butterflies on my lavender at the moment, they are beautiful. Love the verse. Have a great day. Diane

imac said...

Ive only seen 1 butterfly this year on our flowers, must be a bad year for them, lucky you, and your shots are beautiful Becca.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Becca, Love your thoughts on roses, rainbows and butterflies---three of my favorite things. Wouldn't it be great if we all could possess those qualities?

Love your pictures ---especially the Hydrangeas..The colors in that last one are fabulous.

Be sure and check our my last Friday's blog (July1) if you haven't seen it... Great photos.

HolleyGarden said...

Love the poem. Butterflies are some of the sweetest things we see in the garden. Yours is so pretty. And I love hydrangeas, too!

Loretta said...

Hello Missy, I just loved your poem. That butterfly is teasing you some. He wants to be in pictures, that why he's so elusive! LOL. Your Hydrangeas are awfully pretty. Do you have some type of insect on them...I'd hate to see them ill? Come by to see us. Wee've missed you! love you!

Patsy said...

I love Hydrangea, but do not have any. Our butterflys are late getting around this year. Sweet poem

Patricia Tryon said...

The poem is lovely, as are the photos. I'm partial to Hydrangea and butterflies :)

Lona said...

What a lovely poem Becca. Girl the hydrangea is so pretty. I love watching them change colors as they age. Have a wonderful week.

darsden said...

Your flowers and butterfly are lovely :-) Happy Summer Neighbor

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Becca, your hydrangeas are so pretty. Our endless summer ones do not look as good, so I might need to email you later on in the week for advice!

NatureStop said...

I love the pic of Hydrangeas.Butterflies are my favourite subject and yours are lovely...


Darla said...

We have had a few of the giant swallowtails around here too...hydrangeas root really easily.

Kim and Victoria said...

That is a gorgeous bloom! I may have to find room for that plant.

Rosemary said...

Nice post , love the elusive butterfly......

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Becca! Your hydrangeas are way ahead of mine! I totally agree - Endless Summer is great!

George said...

We don't seem to have as many butterflies this year as we've had in the past, but perhaps that is because we were gone for almost three weeks. I sure do like your hydrangea.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Becca,

Endless Summer is a beautiful Hydrangea. Mine are blooming now almost seem unreal.


young-eclectic-encounters said...

wonderful post- love the poem- thanks for labeling your flowers
Johnina :^A

Simply Debbie said...

What a beautiful post Becca. I LoVeD it...so pretty.
Thank You for remembering Amy and our family.
It was a very difficult day today...more tears and pain than last year. I guess I have reached or am in the accepting stage. I miss her soooo very much. My husband, Richie and me had a 90 minute phone conversation celebrating her life and at least she is with the Lord and pain free...it is those left behind that carry a pain, there is no medicine to ease it.
My blog and my art were my sanity and now the blog won't post photographs...it will on the side bars but not the posts.
Once again, your kindness will not be forgotten.
Your posts are beautiful.
Angel Hugs
Simply Debbie

Marydon said...

Becca, I LOVE that new photo of you. Your florals are just gorgeous.

TY for you sweet wishes for the little church down our road. The congregation I am sure will rebuild. All that is left is the frame.

Have a wonderful week.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

We have planted hydrangeas this year, I hope they grow as pretty as yours next year.
Your flowers are gorgeous !

Diane said...

Hi and thanks for the visit and for the 'follow'. I don't have any other contacts from as far south as you, so it will be interesting to keep up with your blog.

Your hydrangeas are just beautiful! What wonderful colour.

Boho Farm and Home said...

Love the poem, butterfly and hydrangeas.
Happy Summer!

Far Side of Fifty said...

That Hydrangea is beautiful! :)

LV said...

I have very few butterflies around my flowers. They are so pretty but guess they do not like my garden. You have some very pretty flowers.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Becca,
I enjoyed scrolling down to where I left off. I wouldn't have noticed the "blob" if you hadn't pointed it out. LOL

Your hydrangeas are lovely!

Thanks for your comment on my back yard post. If you make it to Nebraska, let me know, and you can come over for a yard walk.