August has been a very hot and humid month in our corner of the world. June and July were the wettest months in summer for all the years I can remember. August is just the opposite. We've had very little rain. I'm so thankful as I write this, that it is raining now. Not much is expected, but I'm happy for all we will receive.
In spite of all the heat and humidity and lack of rain there has been much to observe in the garden. The butterflies have been flocking to the buddleia. There is so much joy watching nature all around us.
"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells us it's going to be a butterfly." Fuller
|Eastern Tiger Swallowtail|
|Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail|
|Red Admiral Butterfly|
The flowers have grown so much this month. As much as I don't like the oppressive heat, the flowers love it. They do if I continue to give them supplemental water. Pot bound plants now need more water than usual.
The patio impatiens, that were planted from seed, are now filling in nicely.
This little hummingbird comes to call on the geranium blooms.
We've watched this little fellow grow up this summer!
We've always been worried about our bunny and this fellow. Nature can be quite harsh!
Our backyard bunny is now larger and hopefully will not be seen as dinner for this bad boy. He was overlooking this bed of rudbeckia goldstrum.
Summer is slowly leaving us and another season will be coming soon. The angle of the sun is quite different as it shines through our windows. Samuel began school this week and Alex and Miles will be starting another year of school after Labor Day.
The swings are waiting for another visit. Meanwhile the spiders are taking up residence and Autumn is not far behind.