It’s July 22, 2015 in my chronology of photos. A mile from my house is a small butterfly garden maintained by one of the local garden clubs. It’s a little cutesy for me with butterfly shaped stepping stones and a couple of large plastic and wire butterflies attached to trees (and no, I did not sneak up and try to photograph them before they flew off). This past summer the only butterflies I saw in the garden were a couple of monarchs and the usual abundance (everywhere) of skippers. But it’s very nice that they go to the trouble to provide and maintain the garden for the public. I’m thinking that maybe the over abundance of rain we had in June created a problem for the butterflies as there were also very few at Blackburn Park. Did not see a single painted lady at either spot and the are usually pretty plentiful.
On summer mornings I walk two miles three to four times a week and since this garden is one mile from my house it is one of the three routes that I’ve mapped out and take. The photos in this post were taken on one of those walks.
I’m not sure anymore as to what these two yellow flowers are. I think the first is probably a brown-eyed Susan and the second may be a black-eyed Susan, or the same as this.
These next two are zinnias. I just learned to identify them this year and I’ve come to like them quite a bit because they can look so different throughout their life cycle.
This appears to be the demise of something, but I don’t know what.
I passed a small flower garden on my way home and these beauties all lined up for me to get their picture taken.
Above I said “…to get their picture taken” but I could have said (but wouldn’t have) “to have their picture made”. “Have their picture made”: is that a now an almost archaic expression used by just older people (but not me) or is it still common based on geography?
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