Monday, October 5, 2009

Autumn Garden





At the start of the weekend, daughter Rita came over to help me get rid of some of the weeds that had taken over my garden. She uncovered the angelonia that was hiding behind - or under - the cosmos and the weeds. I asked her to move it up front.

I really can't believe the cosmos. They are about five or six feet
tall.






The butterfly bush still has some blooms, but is really almost done for the year. But the best thing that made me really happy was that after the whole long summer without a single monarch butterfly, they finally found me. I guess they are on the way to the coast to migrate. Two of them have spent the past few days on my butterfly bush!





It is so sad that their numbers are so depleted this year. It really did warm my heart to see the pair in my garden.






We also found a pair of crickets who seemed to have taken up residence for a while on my mums. So much better on my mums than in my house.



Rita did a great job for me.
Thanks, Rita!



On Saturday, Lisa stopped over. She had her camera with her, and took these two pictures while she was here.



Lisa always takes beautiful pictures.

9 comments:

Dianne said...

I'm so happy that the butterflies stopped by!!

Daryl said...

What lovely photos ... cosmos given enough space will grow tall and lovely .. and the monarchs .. when I was last in Cape May I took many photos of them .. they are a delight to watch flitting from flower to flower

Judy said...

Hi Bobbie, The butterflies are beautiful as are your butterfly bushes and mums. Lisa did a great job. Hope you have a good week.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! The butterflies are beautiful. Glad you got so much done over the weekend. The colors of the flowers are delightful!

Have a great week, Bobbie!

Sylvia

Lily Hydrangea said...

Bobbie, your garden is beautiful, I can see the butterflies love it over by your place.
& Cosmos are amongst my favorite flowers.

Kay said...

You have such beautiful butterflies. That last photo looks like a moth though.

Paz said...

I. Love. Your. Garden!

Beautiful!

Paz

karin said...

Wow, I missed a lot with with wind playing havoc with the satellite this weekend. Hope you have a great week Bobbie.

Rambling Woods said...

I'm glad you got some help in your garden..My daughter and only child is 5 hours away... I like that you found the crickets....Michelle