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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Caught some afternoon "popcorn" showers

A bit of rain encourages everything.
While the vegetables are long gone, any perennials that surived the drought have bloomed.

dwarfed echinaceaThese echinacea are a coupla years old, the constant drought has resulted in some incredible dwarfing... of the ones that didn't die...

tiger swallowtail butterfly nectaring on clasping heliotrope

The clasping heliotrope are incredibly drought proof, and the tigerswallowtail butterfly is happy to feed on this native delight.

treefrog on milkweed plant

Tree-frog onna milkweed Asclepias syriaca... They aren't going to eat the monarchs, are they?

monarch butterfly
Speaking of which...
The monarchs are back!!
Monarchs take their time getting to middle GA. I saw some monarch caterpillars in the Spring, and was surprised by the unusual earliness of the sighting, I don't know what happened to those out of time babies... these guys are right on schedule.

black tiger swallowtail mating rituals

Always fun watching butterfly mating rituals...

black swallowtail mating rituals

persimmon fruit

There were no persimmons last year, I'm seeing some fruit this year!

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