We’ve had some cool, dreary days but today the sunshine and butterflies returned!
Larkspur,lantana and mistflower
One more butterfly visiting the lantana before all of the blossoms fade away!
I enjoyed watching this swallowtail land on lots of the flowers on my lantana! I wish the quality of these photos were better, but they were taken on my iPhone and the butterfly was busy flying from flower to flower and not sitting still very long!
I’m so happy we had some cooler weather in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and also some rain in August. All my lantana are back in bloom! Lots of butterflies, bees and even hummingbird visitors. Alas, I couldn’t capture a picture of the hummingbirds!
I love when my Lantana returns each spring – so do the butterflies. Now it is July and there aren’t many flowers due to the daytime temps being above 95! The great thing about Lantana is the blooms will return when the weather cools back down to the daytime highs of 80s and then the butterflies will have lots of new flowers!
The following 4 photos were taken with my iPhone. They have a dreamy quality to them that I like.
Blooming Lantana – April 2013
A yellow rosebud sharing spring’s possibilities.
This is Salvia Lyrata. I love its green foliage with the streaks of purple. It purple flowers are very elegant. Too bad it only blooms in the spring!