I LOVE the wildflowers the townhouse association has planted behind us as kind of a buffer between our houses and the pond/trees/walking path down the hill behind us. I have only shown you bugs, but there are some lovely flowers too! I don’t know what most of them are, so if you do know the names, feel free to chime right in. First off, probably my favorite — a cone flower:
Aren’t these pretty? I think this is the pickerel weed, only partially open:
And a variety of flowers:
I really enjoy how unpolished and raggedy this “garden” is. It seems more true to life than a neatly manicured garden; life is messy, imperfect, and a little chaotic too.
There have been a number of Monarchs visiting, but they weren’t being very cooperative about posing until, finally, this one needed a short rest:
Doesn’t this make you want to create a quilt in shades of dusty peach and orange with black & white polka-dot accent fabric, and then display it in a room painted spring green? It would be absolutely smashing!