Photo of the Day: Milkweed Flowers

A favorite of Monarch butterflies. I used to pull these out of my herb garden. I think I’ll let the milkweed grow next year, for the butterflies. It’s the only food that the larvae Monarchs can eat, so they’re pretty important to have around, especially since Monarchs are having a rough time of it, the population down by 90%!

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Photo of the Day: Yellow Roses 2

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A close-up of the roses in my herb garden. 

“Not the bee upon the blossom,
In the pride o’ sunny noon;
Not the little sporting fairy,
All beneath the simmer moon;
Not the poet, in the moment
Fancy lightens in his e’e,
Kens the pleasure, feels the rapture,
That thy presence gi’es to me.”
Robert Burns