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not everything is found by sight. today the aster was in scent. and the monarchs responded. there were 4 or 5 drawn to the nectar. some days you can summon kings without lifting a finger…

free range monarchs

flutterbyes a name that perplexes the spell checker and beautifies the garden.  no reflections from july today.  today is today.  i am sure many have been to butterfly enclosures where you can experience them up close.  today high court was held in the garden.  no enclosures.  no special releases by zoo keepers.  today the monarchs feasted on wild aster.  it has been permanently declared a non weed.  the 5 or 6 monarch butterflies have declared it so.  and who in their right mind could argue ?  they danced on the air and feasted on the flowers.  and that is why i venture into the garden.  i even managed to take a few daylily pictures.


who is next ?

walk slow and look around.  and walk around again looking for what you missed.  yes the number of blooming flowers is lower than it was a couple of weeks ago.  and seeing what i saw today tells me i probably missed even more flowers back then.  here are a few of the things i eventually found today.  after a couple go arounds i noticed a brand new seedling in bloom.  admittedly it was doing a good job of keeping its head down.  and there are more getting ready to stick their heads up.  there are scapes coming up with new flowers.  so while i am collecting the seed pods i will enjoy those monarch butterflies and the flowers that are blooming.

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