A Butterfly Grows in My Garden

…floating effortlessly on the soft breezes, possibly to lift our spirits lowered by the demise of the baby hummingbirds, is a butterfly sprite of cerulean polka dots and bands of gold called Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa).


With a nod to Lizzi @ Considerings who asked the question on her Facebook page and got me thinking about one of my favorite books, Betty Smith’s 1943 novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; here in my garden, although water use is now restricted because of the drought and we can no longer grow brightly colored but thirsty blossoms, there’s still beauty if you look for it.

Mother Nature is amazing.

Catching some rays on the rock garden.
butterflyrock1So pretty…
butterflyrock2 Can I come a little closer?butterflyrock5What grows in YOUR garden?

9 thoughts on “A Butterfly Grows in My Garden

  1. So beautiful. I’m in the Texas Hill Country, and we recently had torrential rains. I received 27″ along with a lake and a river that weren’t here before. While both have disappeared, I’m left with these tiny green frogs. They’re everywhere, and have great camouflage. Just spend 10 minutes trying to free one, that was trapped in my screen door, without hurting him. All is well. Did my good deed for the day. Brenda

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  2. I don’t have a garden, but if I did I would hope that lots of butterflies would visit. I just love them! My daughter used to live in Texas and she would talk about butterfly season. I wish I had visited her then.

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