Tag: summer

Butterflies: Flying Flowers

Butterflies: Flying Flowers

One of the joys of gardening is seeing who comes to visit. In addition to planting for pretty, I also plant for pollinators–specifically butterflies. I have about a dozen butterfly bushes in my flower beds, and there is a reason for these plants to be so named. Each year, more species of butterflies fly, flutter […]

By July 31, 2012 Read More →
Keepin’ Cool

Keepin’ Cool

How to keep cool on a hot summer day. If you’re a dog.

By July 10, 2012 Read More →
Story: Swimming in it

Story: Swimming in it

Some dogs like to cool off in the kiddie pool. Other don’t even want to get their feet wet.

Hum along with me

Hum along with me

They are tiny, irredescent acrobats. Their smallness inspires the casual observer to think “adorable” and “delicate.” But they are bellicose warriors of the sky, extremely territorial, and capable of putting on an aeronautic display to rival the dogfights of World War II pilots. A juvenile hummingbird flies past a butterfly bush. Hummingbirds are incredible creatures, […]

By October 19, 2011 Read More →
It’s Not All Butterflies and Rainbows

It’s Not All Butterflies and Rainbows

A few weeks back, my post featured butterflies, those soaring flowers of the sky. Gorgeous creatures, all. But I have many other visitors to my yard and garden, who might not have the glitz and glory of those pretty insects. Below are some other garden guests, including some butterflies who were late arrivals this summer, […]

By September 28, 2011 Read More →