Yesterday afternoon was absolutely glorious, sunny and warm. Every creature was enjoying the day.
After taking care of urgent things, like mowing the “lawn” (or what passes for a lawn in this garden), I noticed a big butterfly, really busy on a wallflower (Erysimum) and ran inside to get my camera. Lucky for me, that butterfly was intent on cleaning out every blossom… I had all the time in the world to capture it at work.
When I looked at the photo on my computer screen, I was shocked, shocked, at its hairy back! Honey, you need to shave your back!
Then the butterfly was joined by a bee, and cleaning out pollen became a collaborative effort.
While looking at the rest of the afternoon’s pictures, I fell in love with the one below, of the poppies… And played with it in Photoshop. The result:
Now, gotta get out and set up a bean trellis, on a tipi of cedar poles. That should be fun!