Monday, June 25, 2012

a few pics from the yard...


The squash is about done but this one growing end seems determined to put on one last burst.


When I went out to the compost pile last evening I was greeted by a dozen or so of these beauties. I think it is a type of fritillary but couldn't identify it exactly.




The plumeria and the bromeliad don't seem to mind the heat.



edit:  thanks to TexWisGirl, I have identified the butterfly as a tawny emperor.



14 comments:

  1. your bromeliad is gorgeous!

    and i think that butterfly might be a hackberry emperor - not certain, tho!

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  2. well, that was clue enough. it's actually a tawny emperor. thanks TexWisGirl!

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  3. Your growing things, beautiful! Sunshine- what a concept! Lovely bugs, even the watermelon rind looks pretty.

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  4. Wow, that is one beautiful plant. I have never had a bromeliad to bloom but then my thumb is black.

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  5. Beautiful photos, Ellen. I really need to start composting. :/

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  6. Flutterbys are truly a gift of beauty. I love it that they are attracted to the sugar in the melons. Nothing goes to waste.

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  7. I never realized how pretty squash is as a plant

    the flutterbys are beautiful, they make me think of autumn due to their colors
    I love autumn

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  8. What lovely pics from your yard.

    You mentioned enjoying a cardinal nest. I had one I enjoyed in a botany lab seven stories up.It was there for many years since we kept the windows open.

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  9. Such lovely butterflies. So nice of them to pose for you. Your squash is pretty much done? Ours has scarcely begun.

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  10. great pictures, even the compost one is full of lovely colours and shapes! Squash are the weirdest plants, though. I am not ever quite sure that I really like the look of them!

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  11. Who knew the tawny emperor likes watermelon??

    Beautiful pictures.

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  12. Marvellous places, compost heaps.

    Oh yes Ellen, I read your blog. I did say "some' of you...

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  13. My courgettes/zucchinis are only just going in! It's been a terrible summer here! Just rain, rain, and more rain. The slugs are vicious!

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