Monday, August 17, 2009

Where idleness is gathered up A magic draught in summer's cup. ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

This is a mish-mash Monday post of things blooming and butterflies enjoying the blooms.

One of the grass skippers celebrating the return of sun and warmth.

Bees only live a few weeks but what a beautiful life, every day spent among flowers.

Liatris burning their lovely candles quickly and leaving a burnt stem. These vertical plants don't take up much space and can be tucked into voids around the garden. I need to remember to pick up another package of bulbs, maybe white this time.

Sea Holly, a pretty name for a plant. It reminds me of tiny blue teasel, but a kinder, gentler teasel.

Old faithful Cleome getting a late start this year. This has to be the easiest and one of the most rewarding annuals.

Hope everyone has a great week. I'll post again Thursday. Meanwhile, I'll be dropping by your blogs to say hi and catch up on what's happening.