Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Garden Tale

The garden has stuffed from the hot temperatures and lack of rain this summer. The daylilies are finished and the Echineaca are the only flower still putting a beautiful display right now. They have butterflies visiting everyday. The phlox are just starting to flower along with the Rudbeckia.

There is not back lawn, it looks as though a farmer arrived and disked it one night.
 The farmers were skunks and they were looking for white grubs.

I had raked 4 large wheelbarrows of dead sod off the area and then decided to call a lawn
care company to come and look after the rest. The white grubs have all been eaten, I hope, 
as the skunks have not been back for a few nights.
No point worrying about the lawn, I am just going to enjoy the beauty that is still blooming.
Winter will blow in soon enough and all will be gone until next season.

I am sorry for the erratic posting these last months, I have found the last 18 months
a roller coaster ride of emotion. My Dads' death, a wedding to organize and the birth of my first grandchild.  So for the month of August I am going to participate in 
The August Break, just showing a photo everyday, once a week or whatever.
Words can be added or not, there are no rules.
I am taking my Artist child out to play this month with no pressure.

Thank you for visiting and please come again.
Take care and enjoy!!!


Denise said...

I am so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. I look at your beautiful butterfly photos and think of new beginnings, with the arrival of your darling grandbaby. I can certainly understand your roller coaster of emotions. And then the skunks arrived and caused all that mess in your garden. I learned something new today, never would have known that they could do that much damage to a garden lawn.

Pondside said...

Enjoy your break - you've had quite a year!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Love the flower pictures. I didn't know that skunks could do so much damage.

Becca said...

Wow! Such lovely photos of the butterfly, and I've always loved the always made me think of my nickname, "Becky" :-)
Wishing you peace and many blessings Jen!
Take care...

Jeanne said...

Hope this coming time will be less of a roller coaster. So hard losing a parent, especially in the middle of so much else going on. Peace to you! I have been there too!

Beth said...

Wow, those skunks did a lot of damage. Hopefully they got all those nasty grubs so you don't have to deal with them. I don't know about where you live, but in the midwest U.S. grubs mean two things: 1) they are immature Japanese beetles, and the J.B. cause LOTS of problems; and 2) Moles like to eat grubs, and they make a mess of the lawn. Your echinacea are pretty though. Mine are drying up - they're tired and done for the summer (earlier than usual due to heat and drought).