Friday’s Hunt v2.8

Friday’s Hunt v2.8

This week we are hunting for things that Start with H, Week’s Favorite, and Single.

Thursday didn’t seem as Hot as what has become the norm, so I took my iPhone 6 Plus to the backyard with me when I filled feeders and birdbaths. I checked the fennel, and found several Hungry Black Swallowtail caterpillars. This is the first time I’ve seen them this year. 

My Week’s Favorite shows the Black-eyed Susans moved in with the fennel. They were probably like the rest of us, looking for a wee bit of shade. 

Most of the Purple Coneflowers resemble burnt toast, but I found this single blossom. 

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Weekly Photo Challenge–Perspective

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is to show something that is not what it seems to be; or show a different angle or interpretation of it.

Here’s a shot of the inside of the awning.
A closer look and we see a recently-fledged Carolina wren.
Purple Coneflower
Purple Coneflowers

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Five for Friday

Today, I have five surprises from the garden. Taking birdseed out this morning, I’m not sure if I was more surprised to find a house finch splashing in the birdbath, or if she was surprised to see me. She left rather abruptly.

The Spirea Japonica looked rather bedraggled and ready for the season to be over…or so I thought:  

The pink coneflower was not to be outdone.

 The purple coneflower said it could do better than that,

and holds the promise of two more flowers. Don’t you like surprises like that?












A Walk Through the Garden

I was so happy to finally see something thriving in the garden. Having the large oak tree removed nearly demolished two rhododendron and a dwarf Crimson Queen maple. Hopefully the rhododendron will recover, but we’ll probably take out the maple and plant a larger tree now that we have the space. 

We added a couple Asian lilies for color and to fill in some gaps.

The high mallow spreads a bit more every year…one of my favorites.

This single white coneflower looks lonely. 

The purple coneflowers are a delight this year. I’m sure the goldfinches will be happy.

Speaking of Bee Happy…

I hope today you find many things that make you happy. Thanks for walking through the garden with me.