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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
An Uncommon Perspective On The Garden
What a summer it's been...The gardener's been gone and the weather has been hot and humid. Thank goodness they've been lax about weeding and mowing~there's plenty of places for me to rest in the sunshine. More than resting I love to flit about.
There's enough Plantago (plantain) and ruellia host foods for my caterpillars to make this Buckeye happy. Notice, I've dropped the common from my name! I am not common. I haven't much to complain about. The garden has an open space for me to fly around, greenery for me to rest upon, nectaring plants for food and host plants for my offspring. It's been a wonderful summer for butterflies~We've all been talking....Even the skippers stopped their speeding from plant to plant long enough to chat. We love a hot summer and this summer there's been no need to hide from the rain.
My gardener seems to like verbenas. This patch is quite nice. It's a perfect perch for keeping a lookout for a female and if I get hungry there's a little nectar. From up here I can see there are plenty of blooming plants. Susans the gardener calls them. They are starting to fade and that seems to make the gardener a little sad. But, there will be some really pretty flowers coming soon~I know because the gardener keeps telling the man that soon the big fall show will begin. Surely, she's not talking about this strange blue flower tree.
Is this part of the show she's waiting for? it's more to my taste, although, impossible for me to perch upon. Doesn't she know that I've only just arrived and I've got a lot to accomplish in my lifetime? I've got ten days to find a mate and plan for my offspring. Seriously, how can she miss that
I am the big show she's been waiting for!