Royalty in the Garden

Today’s post features a few images I captured over the weekend of a Monarch butterfly that visited my rural Missouri butterfly garden. I saw a few Monarchs back in late spring, but until this weekend, I had not seen any. I’m hoping I will continue to see them as they add such beauty to the […]

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Fun Friday: Dazed & Confused

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured this morning as I was preparing some other images for today’s blog post. As I worked at the computer, I looked up and noticed that this “new butterfly species” (a male American Goldfinch … does he think he is a butterfly???) was busy feeding on purple […]

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A Mellow Yellow

Yesterday morning, just after the sun was rising over the western horizon, I ventured out into one of my rural Missouri prairie gardens to look for some dragonflies. I did find a few, but it was still early and lots of dew, so most of them were still hunkered down. But the landscape is developing […]

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My Newest Butterfly Magnet

Today’s post was captured in my rural Missouri butterfly garden a few days ago. The flower is a coneflower, one of 3 plants I received last July in a beautifully arranged planter at my wife’s Celebration of Life service. Last year this plant had a few flowers on it, but this year it has really […]

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Work that Pollen!

While photographing in my largest wildflower garden, a Bumble Bee flew to a patch of Gray-headed Sunflowers and foraged for a long time on one of the coneflower heads. I always love seeing the pollinators at work … without them, our world would be a lot less colorful! Here is one of my favorite images […]

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Purple Coneflower

Today, a simple post with a single image … a beautiful Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) wildflower, blooming in one of my wildflower gardens: The purple coneflower is one of my favorite wildflowers, so bold in it’s colors and a great attractor of pollinators. I plan on adding some purple coneflowers to my newest butterfly garden […]

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