Last night Philip and I were hiking on one of our favorite trails here in Lakeland . . .
. . . and I spotted my first red admiral of the season (albeit a little tattered and torn). I've seen these in my garden before, but rarely. However, each year I let the pellitory grow ~ which isn't easy given my OCD ~ in hopes that I'll be lucky enough to attract them.
And guess what?
Today during lunch, this little beauty worked her way around the entire garden laying eggs! A gardening first for me ~ I'm so happy I let those weeds grow! 💖
The crazy winds - that I hope are bringing us a little rain this afternoon - made getting any decent photos tough. But if you've got Mexican tithonias in bloom, you're bound to get at least one decent shot. 😊 And I've had non-stop blooms for over a year now. ***Daisy, if you would like some seeds, just let me know.***
As I was leaving for work this morning, I spotted these birds (Ibises I believe) on the side of the house.
Every time I see them in my yard grubbing for food, I am so thankful that I gave up on chemicals and pesticides years ago. Do I have weeds? You bet. Do I care? Not in the least.
Nikki doesn't care either.
May you find a little joy in every day,
"I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their song." Joseph Addison