The glue of the tombstone support pipes have tried for a couple of days. Kevin could take the support stones and wood blocks away from the graveyard. Now, Mr, Skeleton, Howl and Meow watch over the yard, so no spirits won’t escape; and Bones howls until the night of All Hallow’s Eve.
Bones howls into the night
The garden light dragonfly is ready for Halloween.
The graveyard 2019
Katydid Rose Hip
Once the rain was gone, the Sun peaked out of the clouds this evening. I checked, how the garden was doing, and noticed a katydid on one of the rose hips on our rose bush. I love to watch their long antennas moving up and down & left and right.
Our dragonfly light turns on as soon as the Sun sets.
Beautiful green to blue colors from one and the same dragonfly light.
First, flip was a bit shy. But he warmed up to my camera real quick.
The fresh mowed grass must be delicious.
While Kevin mowed the lawn, I planted my agastache, bee balm, lemon balm, and scabiosa in the frontyard garden. Sara noticed the grasshopper on the lawn, when we were done watering the flowers. I asked her to get my camera. With the Nikon I tried to to get as close as possible to the insect. First, the grasshopper was a bit shy and wanted to hide deep by the roots in the soil. But when it was comfortable enough, it poked its head out again. It wasn’t time for Flip to call it a day, yet. Very quietly I rested on the ground and captured photos of the grasshopper. At the end Flip was so comfortable with me being around, we watched the sunset together.
Skipper on Scabiosa/Pincushion
First time, I can recall having a Flame Skimmer in our yard. Usually I see them at the lake.
Cabbage White Butterfly on Agastache
All the butterflies, dragonflies, skippers, bees, flies visit our garden. Well, it looks very inviting with all the drought-tolerant blooms in the yard. So much nectar everywhere. When they get thirsty in this heat, they can have a drink at our water fountain as well. It is a paradise for all the insects.