Friday, June 26, 2009

Slow Friday.

I took some pictures around the garden yesterday...as I usually do. Each day I go out to water and I think to myself, "I should really just grab my camera now and just take it out there with me." But then I figure, no, I already took pictures yesterday so what would I have to photograph today? So I don't "just grab my camera" and inevitably I see something that MUST be photographed immediately and so I run in and, yes, grab my camera.
This is an upside-down nasturtium. I love the color. And the shape. And the little water droplets. And that it's surrounded by big, green round leaves and bright green lettuce and spiky chives.
Now this little gal...she was fluttering about the birdhouse gourd blossoms and nasturtium flowers.
She was all over the place and I kept hoping she'd stop so I could snap a photo. She finally did...and I got her. This is as close as she'd allow me to get...which is fine. I respect boundaries. No big deal.
I thought she was cute in a very plain Jane kind of way. But I have to admit...the whole time I was enjoying watching her flutter and soar around the garden...I couldn't help but think that at one time she was a little worm and that she had probably eaten a good portion of my lettuce! Luckily, the lettuce is one of the things that has done well in the garden...so there was plenty to share.

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Hey, better that little gal than the earwigs, right? Love the 'upside-down' nasturtium. Enjoy the weekend.

dmoms said...

isn't it great how much beauty is right in our backyards.

Beegirl said...

I hate to break it to you, but I think that may be a cabbage moth..now I am going to have to look it up, but I think those buggers KILLED my broccoli the first year I tried. Gosh they made a wormy mess. Had to burn it all. Lovely flower though. Sorry.. didn't mean to rain on the butterfly parade. Nothing better than grabbing the camera and running out the back door.

PS-Bad news...
http://www.arbico-organics.com/cabbage-moth.html

PPS- too funny the word verification I got today for this post was .... pester!!