Tag Archives: summer

The Flavor He Favors

I saw my first Gulf Fritillary of the season today. As I watched him sampling nectar from the Zinnias, he seemed to show a preference for the bright yellow ones and I thought to myself, “If I gave this fellow … Continue reading

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A Sunflower’s Second Season

I like Sunflowers when they’re standing tall, petals fanned in flames of golden glory. ¬†They are brilliant and beautiful and although the saying goes that they practically beg to be photographed, I’d say that one pleads for the privilege of … Continue reading

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A Brief Beauty Break

My daughter and I made it back from our afternoon walk just as darkened clouds and rumbles of thunder announced the arrival of another storm. Heading across the driveway to the front door, we noticed a beautiful Tiger Swallowtail hovering … Continue reading

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Far too Flitty to Focus

While I was outside, snapping a few pictures of flowers between showers… this Hummingbird Moth showed up. These are extremely cool creatures, that have a bee like body with hummingbird mannerisms. They are far too flitty to get in clear … Continue reading

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Nothing Says Summer Like Sunflowers!

Summer and Sunflowers go hand in hand, so on this day where (here in the U.S.) we welcome the start of the season, a post featuring these flowers seemed the perfect fit. My front yard looks so cheerful right now, … Continue reading

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Soakapalooza

If you live near a Race Trac gas station you’ve probably heard of Sodapalooza, a summer event where a limited supply of plastic cups are sold, which are then refillable with fountain drinks for the rest of the season. Having … Continue reading

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A Great Way To Start The Day

This Gulf Fritillary sat and sipped in the morning sun, and I stood and basked in its beauty. What a great way to start the day!

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