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 whites, who come in abundance; a small number of monarchs; an occasional California sister; and all manner of skippers and smaller varieties. I welcome and treasure them all, as I know you do as well. And I do my utmost to document them with my camera.
“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” ~Camille Pissarro
This year I have begun to venture into videotaping from my iPhone and wasn’t I more than blessed this last week to chance upon a mating dance between two tiger swallowtails! I was inspired to make my first iMovie today and so I post this lovely capture for you to also enjoy and share!
Love and butterfly blessings,
This month marks the sixth anniversary of this blog, Plant Whatever Brings You Joy. I want to thank my many subscribers and followers for reading my blog these many years. You are all so deeply appreciated! xoxo
Book News: Mendocino residents might have caught my recent interview on KZYX on “Women’s Voices”. Also, please watch for an excerpt from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy in the fall 2013 issue of the beautifully produced art journal out of Maine, Stone Voices. Thanks to editor Christine Cote. I’m so pleased to be included.
Posted on September 11th, 2013 by Kathryn
Filed under: Animals