I spied this garden of zinnias when I was driving by a school in my city today. The zinnias were at least 4 feet tall! Of course I had to get out of the car and take some pics, because I was sure there would also be butterflies nectaring. I wasn’t disappointed! It’s planted in memory of a lady named Pat. Well, all I can say is Pat would be happy to see these beautiful flowers and butterflies. It made my day!

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I don’t know what I will do when winter comes and there are no butterflies!

All photos taken by me on my iPhone.


Hope you have a great day!

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Monarchs in Plano, Tx

    Two years ago we saw migrating Monarchs nectaring on these white flowers. We were so happy to see them again in the same place today! There were at least 300 on these bushes that grow along this creek bed. Mostly they were resting and nectaring as there was a south wind blowing about 20 mph. A cold front is headed this way, in about 4 days, with a north wind to push them on to Mexico where they are migrating for the winter. It’s always amazing to see them in such great numbers.

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Fall’s Last Hurrah and My Birthday

I do so love fall and my November birthday! Here are several glimpses at my fall flowers before the first freeze makes its way to North Texas. I also made my way to the bridge overlooking a creek about 12 minutes from my house, just to take a deep breath in of nature’s beauty on my birthday. I do love the outdoors when the temperature is moderate!

Cottonwood Creek on a beautiful Novermber Day - my birthday!

Cottonwood Creek on a beautiful November Day – my birthday!

Copper Canyon Daisies

Copper Canyon Daisies blooming in November. They don’t put on flowers until the weather cools down to the 70s.

Copper Canyon Daisies Up Close

Copper Canyon Daisies Up Close

 

Red Sage Fall 2014

Red Sage Fall 2014

Fall Purple Pentas

Fall Purple Pentas

Late Fall Bloomers in North Texas

Stepped outside to capture some shots of flowers and hopefully butterflies on my Copper Canyon Daisies, but I didn’t spy any! I did find lots of bees and other insects enjoying the Mistflowers. We had an early freeze this week, but it wasn’t long enough to damage these flowers! Turks Cap is also still in bloom. An extra special treat was discovering 2 yellow roses. One in bloom and the other still a rosebud.

Mistflower With Insect

Mistflower With Insect

Mistflower with Bee

Mistflower with Bee

Copper Canyon Daisies

Copper Canyon Daisies

Close up of Copper Canyon Daisies

Close up of Copper Canyon Daissies

Turks Cap - Nov. 2013

Turks Cap – Nov. 2013

Turks Cap Up Close

Turks Cap Up Close

Yellow Rose - Nov. 16,2013

Yellow Rose -Nov. 16,2013

Yellow Rose - Up Close

Yellow Rose – Up Close

Yellow Rosebud - Nov.16,2013

Yellow Rosebud – Nov.16,2013