........It really looks like spring here with most of the trees wearing new spring green leaves and several plants blooming.........
The herb skullcap is blooming as good as it ever has.....
Big Ears has been hanging out near the potted violas and just on the edge of the.........
.........big patch of blue-eyed grass. This plant waits until the sun hits it each day and then the little blue flowers start opening. If I take a picture of the whole patch the flowers don't show.
I am hoping to get up to Pebble Junction and get three bigger rocks to add to this area. I want the size to be as big as I can lift. I think it will improve the look here.
The ground orchids are in full bloom now - pretty showy if you like orange and yellow.
I chased this swallowtail around for awhile on Sunday and thought I wasn't going to get a good picture. He kept coming back to the parsley and I finally got this one.
And then this one. I didn't realize until these pictures that they have a lot of orange underneath.
I never get tired of seeing this rose in pictures. Hopefully, you don't either.
A small, new Angelonia plant just loaded with blooms.
Old fashion Cleome - love, love, love, especially this lavender one.
A white one back-dropped with a new (to me) type of Cosmos which I really hope to get established here as I love the brown and white colors of it.
This is mustard greens going to seed.
Same with the Arugula. I partly grow this plant just to see the blooms.
I am so pleased with the performance of the Croscosmia this year. I just wish it would hang around longer.
Today's butterfly encounter. It's always good to see the Monarchs as they are not as plentiful as they used to be. I got several pictures that look the same as this one but.....
Patience pays off - he finally spread his wings.
And last, a picture of an area where I have done some recent back-breaking work. The big stepping stones are heavier than they look! And, this required lifting several bags of mini-pine bark. It was worth it for me as it is an improved look. I just wish I could do something to hide what I call my service area just to the right of where I was standing to take the picture. Garbage bins, (I need so many for yard trash) empty pots, etc. take away from the good look.
I had an edited version of the post all finished and lost it somehow. So, what you see is what you get this time. I am not going to start over again! Thanks for stopping by.