Butterfly bonanza in the garden this past weekend! Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, another Monarch, Red Admiral, and a Zebra Swallowtail.
Spotted this beauty in the garden yesterday afternoon.
It feels like this week was the turning point for lots of flowers and lots of bees. Maybe it’s related to the Summer Solstice or maybe it’s just that plants are blooming en masse right now.
So I spent an inordinate amount of time in the garden stalking bees and thought I’d share a few of my favorite pics.
“The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.”
~ Elizabeth Lawrence
Have you heard of Hope Springs Institute in Adams County? It’s a wonderful retreat center that offers all type of programs. I’ve been going to the Women’s Winter Retreat, which is in early December, semi-regularly for the past 7 or 8 years. It’s a lovely place to be in December—the land is beautiful if a bit barren. But that’s early winter in Ohio!