The weather has been great. I've started planting in my garden, I know shame on me for being late but our weather just hasn't been right lately. Yesterday the kids and I planted 25 mystery tomatoes. Well most of them are a mystery because Dallas can't remember what the abbreviations stand for, she's the one who picked up my tomatoes for me. Any idea what GN, E, or T might be? I figured out that GD is gardener's delight, R is roma, BB is bush beefsteak, and YP is yellow pear but the other's have me stumped. I have one last tomato to put in the Topsy Turvy planter that Grandma gave me for my birthday and I'm about done with tomatoes.
I've also planted six peppers, all I know is "there's every colour but red" so Dallas says. My oldest daughter needs a pen and paper to write these things down for me! I still have beets, cucumbers, peas and whatever else I can find to stick in the ground. I'm using my whole garden this year but everything is so spread out that I can run a rotatiller pretty much everywhere, goodbye weeds! (You realize those words are going to come back and bite me in the ... uh huh).
Today I was determined to get some shots of the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly but when I went outside I couldn't see a one. I took a few pics of some honeybees swollen with pollen instead.
I caught this bee in mid flight.
Then I came in the house to upload my camera card. As I was sitting here a butterfly flies past the window, I quickly get up and look out at my pink lilac bush and lo and behold there's a whack of them! Now it's a scramble for my other card, grab the camera and run... it was worth it because the pictures turned out great. The butterflies are so beautiful :)
This one has a bee and a butterfly in the pic.
Seeing double here.
I do believe you can click on the pics to see larger images at Flickr but I'm testing this with Google Docs so I hope it works. If not you can click here for my Flickr site.