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17.7.05

Sun in the sky


My garden has no rhyme or reason, basically I'll grow anything that I like. But this Spring I bought some Sun Flowers from the Home Depot and planted them. How can you be unhappy when you have some of these around? They attract all kinds of insects and just seem to live up the place. When I was a kid one of my neighbors always had some of these growing and I remember how impressed I was with their size. I quess I bought these with her in mind and to sit back and remember some days gone by.

Double Headed Lion


I know this is a weed and the arch enemy of any man that has a lawn. But I couldn't bring myself to get rid of it when I saw that two of them had fused together to make one large flower. It was really an impressive size too. It made me smile so I let it stay around until it went to seed and then I made a huge wish when I blew on it.

Burst


I really like the structural quality of the cones on these flowers. Unfortunately I planted them too close to the front gate and now the neighbor kids are tearing them off ass they play out in the sidewalk.

A Lady in wait


I spotted this Lady Bug hanging out on some sunflowers the other day. I was surprised becuase I haven't seen many of them around the past few years. You may not be able to tell in this pic, but their is an Ant right near it. I couldn't tell if the Lady Bug was trying to eat it or vice versa but they didn't seem to be getting along.

A Bee


One of the cool things about having a garden is how many insects you can and will attract. Like this Bee that allowed me to follow it around and photograph it. He didn't even sting me or anything, what a nice Bee he was.

Take a nap


Saw this Butterfly resting and eating on a sun flower in my yard and spent the better part of an afternoon trying to capture it with its wings open. This is the best shot out of over a hundred.
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