Monday, July 2, 2018

Garden Fireworks !

Welcome to my front door,
The Garden Fireworks have started !

Lily's in full bloom 
to celebrate the 4th of July !

The sweet Hummingbirds 
go crazy over the Menarda,
especially late in the day at twilight, 
just have not been able 
to capture these sweet Faeries yet,  

When I first came out the back 
door on this 4th of July morning,

Cup of coffee and my camera, 

A flitter and a flutter caught my eye, 

Behold this beauty! A "Mourning Cloak" ! I believe fresh out of the pupa, 
still wet on the wings, resting on the ground for quite a while in the warm sun on 
the garden soil ! My little granddaughter and I have a favorite 1950's Butterfly Book,
And sure enough, I knew I had seen this butterfly in the book, and there it is,

What a wonderful 4th of July gift !

Have a blessed 4th of July !


A Magical Whimsy said...

I'm popping in for the Mad Tea Party, when I saw this lovely post about the 'Mourning Cloak' butterfly. In Bellflower, California, growing up as a young girl, I would see these lovely butterflies daily. I haven't seen any for years, sad to say. Butterflies are such a blessing, part of the magic of life.
Thank you for sharing this romantic butterfly.
Teresa in California

Victorian Tailor said...

Hi Teresa, thank you for this comment, sadly I don't see many butterfly's like I used too, even though I have many wild plants that do attract them, I was so lucky to see this one, drying in the sunshine, to see them daily would be magical!

Betty said...

I love all the different color daylilies. Happy 4h