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"Possibility and promise greet me each day as I walk out into my garden. My vigor is renewed when I breathe in the earthiness and feel the dirt between my fingers. My garden is a peaceful spot to refresh my soul." Meems

Welcome to my Central Florida Garden Blog where we garden combining Florida natives, Florida-Friendly plants, and tropicals.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

another try

i couldn't resist trying again. today i saw this lone butterfly with blue on its wings landing on the blue plumbago. once again i ran in the house for my less than great camera. this time the butterfuly actually stopped fluttering its wings for 1/2 a second so i could capture these photos. you really have to love the way God the creator does things.


  1. THIS is spectacular! Great catch with your less than great camera.

  2. I am impressed! Don't you love it when things work out just so? Looks like y'all have great weather...It's raining here! The good news is that by Friday the chance of rain is only 30%.

  3. no place for this comment but the photo of the crepe myrtles. love love.

  4. Maybe you could have a blog on what plants attract butterflies to your garden? They are so peaceful and graceful, but we all know how they become! They begin with a worm in a cocoon, and this worm must by necessity feed upon your garden. So maybe you could share what plants you are willing to sacrifice for the joy of the butterfly, fluttering by and charming you with their beauty. Very nice photos!

  5. mlm,
    i thought of you when i was photographing. i'm glad to have your stamp of "love, love".

  6. seniorgardener,
    thanks for visiting! so excited you stopped by.

    great suggestion... only i don't really know the answer. here's what i have observed: i've sited many species of butterflies in my yard all spring and summer. there are big ones, small ones, varied colored ones. i really should know more about them but haven't taken the time to do any research to find out their names or their breeding (is that what butterflies call it?) habits and patterns.

    i've really not purposed to plant specific bushes to try to attract butterflies but i have noticed that in the nurseries the individual plant tags will indicate whether that particular plant is a butterfly attracter. there are numerous plants available that do.

    if the worms or caterpillars they originated from have done damage of any proportion in my garden i am not aware. to tell you the truth i have never even spotted a cocoon. maybe they grow in my neighbor's yard and just flutter away in mine. Ha.


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