Friday, November 6, 2009
We do tend to get some fall colors down here in the south. But one difference I've noticed between our fall colors and the ones in the north is that we often still have a backdrop of green leaves on some trees. This is a borrowed view from my neighbor's backyard. Their crepe myrtles are knockouts but the background trees, elms and oaks, are still green. Slowly, slowly, everything will turn and drop.
The last of the butterflies are still flying through. This Painted Lady, hanging about the Salvia 'Indigo Spires' that was destined for the butterfly garden at the park, is missing most of one wing. I hope he/she makes it to wherever it goes for the winter.
I've become fascinated by all the polka dots on the Monarch body. I think they look very fashionable, in a butterfly sort-of way.
Stay tuned for my next post about group gardening!
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Beautiful shots! The dots on the monarch's bodies are always fascinating. You miss them sometimes with the naked eye but they really show up in your picture. Lovely Jean.ReplyDelete
It's nice to be fashionable, even if you're a butterfly. I am SO, SO not fashionable.ReplyDelete
Jean, the very first time I looked at your blog (probably Feb. '09)your header had a photo with some old buildings and hundreds (maybe thousands) of yellow daffodils. Am I right about that? I've never forgotten how beautiful it looked.
I've noticed a lot of trees this year have turned color but part of their leaves are still green. It is very odd.ReplyDelete
Yes, Donna, you're right about that photo (and thanks for the compliment). It had an old barn and hundreds of daffodils growing wild. I've heard the barn's been torn down but I do hope the daffies are still there. Perhaps I'll put it back up when daffodil season starts up again (usually late February here). I'm looking for some autumn type photos for my header right now!ReplyDelete
That last picture is so lovely! Superb! And I love your blog header's picture a lot!ReplyDelete
The last shot of the Monarch is magnificent! Good to see your autumn color; ours is fading fast. Most of the trees have lost their leaves already, though there are still a few bright spots in the landscape. Your new header is really striking!ReplyDelete
My first time to drop by and visit you. Love the picture in your header. Our leaves were lovely in Mo this year but a hard rain and lots of wind left us with mostly bare branches this week. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
It's so nice to see a butterfly and blooms still intact! :)ReplyDelete
I always have major salvia envy reading yours and other Southern blogs.ReplyDelete
Lovely fall shots Jean... I love the polka dots on the Monarch too... sad to see the wing of the Painted Lady so damaged from the birds...( that is no way to treat a Lady) hard to imagine it making it very far in that shape... not sure if or where they migrate. CarolReplyDelete