Thursday, September 2, 2010

Zinnias and Butterflies

I never knew how much butterflies loved zinnias until this year.  We didn't have anywhere near the number of plants come up in the front beds as we planted, but several hollyhocks, a couple of flax, a few dianthus, several nasturtium, and something else that I'm unsure of, that has very tiny purple flowers have all managed to survive and bloom (except the hollyhocks - they usually don't bloom until the second year).  But the zinnias have made the most outstanding showing, and they keep us supplied with non-stop butterfly activity.  Keep in mind that although many of the following butterflies look the same they're not actually the same butterfly.  There were several of this particular species on the flowers the day the photos were taken. 

I believe most of the photos were taken by Ri,
but this is one that I know for sure was taken
by Bree.

I don't know if you can see it, but there is a small
butterfly on the flower behind the larger butterfly.

You can see some of the weeds we've neglected
as well, but just ignore those. :)

I just thought I'd share some of the lovely pictures the girls have been getting lately.

On another note, Grandma is back home again.  Finally.  I don't know why they had to keep her so long this time.  Sometimes I wonder if they just do it to get the payments from medicare.  She certainly didn't change anything with regard to her health in the the last few weeks.  Oh well, there's nothing I can do about that.  I'm just glad she's home now, and I know she's glad to be out of there too.



  1. I'm glad Grandma is home again!

  2. What amazing butterflies, the photos are beautiful!!!!

    There is no place like home so its wonderful to hear 'Grandma' is back home.