Dance of the Tiger Swallowtails

Creating a safe haven and food resource for butterflies has been a high priority in my garden for many years now. Primary in this plan are three butterfly bushes I’ve planted. All three are in various stages of growth, but one, in particular, always lures in a variety of butterflies, mostly tiger swallowtails and cabbage […]

Baby Towhee

Adult California towhee Yesterday morning in a burst of energetic inspiration I spent nearly three hours trimming back all manner of growth in the garden. Trumpet vine largely, which is gorgeous and unruly. Also spent leaves from the hollyhock, and those flowers on the butterfly bushes past their prime and a few roses needing deadheading, […]

Bee Friendly

bird bath set up for the bees Sometimes when I’m pondering posts for this blog, now, after five and a half years of blogging I have to doublecheck to see if I might already have covered some percolating idea. This post rather falls in that category, for I did, indeed, write a post a few […]

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