This past weekend I got around to whipping up a batch of sugar water and filling three hummingbird feeders to place strategically around the garden.
Within ten minutes we had a diner! Not a great photo I'm afraid, it would only give me a back view, not a nice side view, but with my new camera and a tripod, I plan on getting LOTS of hummingbird photos this year.
Another visitor to the garden this weekend was this rather battered looking Monarch. Does it look like this because it has flown all the way from Mexico? I don't know but it sounds like a good explanation to me!
If you click on the photos to see the large versions, you can see how distressed the wings look.
And in the photo below, you can actually see the red bloom of the milkweed through the hole in its wing!
You can see the hole in this photo too, although the rest of the wing doesn't look so bad.
Remember I showed you our little veggie patch last week? Well look at this! Another first! Our very first pea pod! And let me tell you, they were oh, so sweet!
There are loads more pods beginning to ripen now, we're going to have some good eating soon!
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.