Tuesday, October 6, 2009
OK. I am now a happy camper! The monarchs starting their migration have found my garden. And not just one or two. Today I had lots of chances to take pictures. There were also a few sulphurs. For some reason they were just moving too fast for me. I got a couple of pictures, but most were fuzzy because they just fly off too quickly and I am not so quick with the camera as I used to be.
The monarchs did pause occasionally on the Montauk daisy, but for the most part, they definitely favored the butterfly bush, even though it is now past its prime.
They also like the cosmos, and do spend some time there. But the butterfly bush is definitely their favorite.
They seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely, chasing one another through the air, dancing as if they could hear music that the human ear could not detect.
It made me very happy to watch them today.
This is why I plant a garden.
This is why I asked my son to do all that digging for me in the spring. Thank you, Joe!
(The house in the background of the last two pictures is my neighbor's, not mine - as you can tell by the cat curled up on the porch swing. For once, it stayed at home. )