Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Garden of Delights

Taken August 25, 2011.

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  1. That's the way I like to see a bee - in a picture.

    Off to B'con. Talk to you when I get back.

  2. Even better. Dina, it's a not even a bee, it's a hoverfly. Have a great time!

  3. I'm with Dina - bugs are better in pictures. ::g::

    Hoping for a productive, yet quiet, day here.

    Weather is still gorgeous and cold front moving in (hoorah!). I <3 fall.

    Happy Wednesday!

  4. I welcome bees. Honeybees and even those bees that aren't bees but look like em. :)

    We have several bee encouraging flowers in our years. Butterfly bushes, lavendar, bee balm.

    We can sit outside with our toesies right next to the lavendar, sipping our Blue Skys and the bees don't bother us. We try to keep em happy.

    Been writing. Didn't get much accomplished yesterday. 'Cept the dishes.

    thanks for all the well wishes.

  5. Years - yards. Must still be under the influence of my night meds. Took them a little too late last night. I'm still schlurry.

  6. We knew what you meant, Janet!

    You have butterfly bushes? I'll feel right at home then. I'll shoot you an email, but tomorrow might be a better time to call since cell coverage at this resort is spotty.

    That hoverfly looks a little like what the old-timers around here call "news bees." When they hover around you, the buzz is supposed to be good news.

    Maria, good luck with the kickstart project. Having to depend on Mal*Wart for sales, even if you didn't know it, is always a risky proposition.

    Off to post a little bloggie thing while Mason's playing. We got a late start this morning; he didn't wake up until around 9:30 but he played hard yesterday and managed to stay up until nearly 11 last night.

  7. I had no idea there were buggies that look like bees but aren't. I'm still gonna steer well clear of them, thankyouverymuch!

    Safe travels to all who are traveling! Enjoy fall, Maria - we're still hoping to get below 90 sometime soon.

    I think I found a place to live. It's not the funky beach cottage I'd hoped for, but it'll do until I find that special spot. Or not. :) Waiting to hear that I've actually got the place before I celebrate. And start figuring out how to move my stuff cross country -again. I swear this is the last time I do this!!

    Or not....

    Happy Hump Day, y'all! Working on 3 hours of sleep - I will NOT miss that part about the kitties...I'm going to sleep all weekend, once I get to my friends' house in Tampa!

  8. Maria, possible sneak preview -- the cold front moved in here this morning (yay for the thunderstorm) and after that it got pretty chilly.

    Is a butterfly bush what we call a button bush, Janet? Button bushes always butterflies hanging around them in summer.

    Farf, I looked at the wiki right up and I don't see anything about that name.

    Congrats, Beth ... I hope it turns out to be a pleasant place to live.

  9. Many plants I see are called Butterfly bush.. this is the buddleja.

    They are very phallic looking. Oregon has labeled them a "noxious weed" but I don't care. I have two bushes of them which I keep trimmed and tidy. Mine are Black Knight and Deep Purple. Very fragrant and helps attract butterflies but also HONEYBEES. :D

  10. Ah, not a thing like a button bush, then.