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This poem came out of the August 1, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a ring of mushrooms sprouting in our yard.  It has been sponsored by [livejournal.com profile] janetmiles as a gift for Dreamwidth user We_are_spc.

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I didn't have time to get outside much today, but I saw this tiger swallowtail feeding beside the barrel garden. So I grabbed my camera and took a bunch of pictures. This is one of the best.  Of the caterpillar hosts for this species, I have wild cherry, basswood, ash, and willow; of the favorite nectar plants I have wild cherry, lilac, and milkweed.  We usually see some of these butterflies in summer, but they're not as common as some other species.  They're a personal favorite.  :D

This tiger swallowtail is feeding beside the barrel garden.
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These are more photos from today.

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I posted two batches of garden photos today, pots and prairie garden
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I have taken several sets of photos that I haven't had time to upload. These are from today.

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I took a bunch of pictures today.

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I took these photos on Saturday.

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These are more pictures from Monday that wouldn't fit in the previous post.

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These pictures are from Monday, June 19.

Echinacea is beginning to bloom beside the barrel garden.
Echinacea is beginning to bloom beside the barrel garden.

This is the barrel garden.
Here is the barrel garden.

This pepper is beginning to ripen.
This pepper is starting to ripen.

Moss rose is blooming.
Moss rose is blooming.

So is gazania.
Gazania is blooming.

Million bells are blooming on the patio.
Million bells in bloom.

Here is the septic garden.
This is the septic garden.

Cleome is blooming in the white garden.
Cleome is blooming.

Yucca is almost done blooming.  I was out in the evening and surprised to discover that they are more fragrant at night.  Since they are pollinated by moths, this makes sense, but I had not noticed it before.
Yucca is winding down.

Some of its flowers are setting seed.  This also surprised me, because I didn't think yucca moths came this far north and also I've never seen their little holes (made by exiting caterpillars) on the pods.  But perhaps their range is expanding, or some other moths may have done the duty.
Yucca is setting seeds.

Most of the morning glories have been eaten.
The morning glories have been munched.

This is the cardinal nest in the hazelnut bush.
This is a cardinal egg.

Here is the wildflower garden.
The wildflower garden is blooming.

Echinacea is just putting out petals.
Echinacea is beginning to bloom in the wildflower garden.

Prairie onions have heads.
Prairie onions have heads.

Asters are blooming.
Asters are blooming in the wildflower garden.

These black raspberries are in the blackberry patch.
Black raspberries are ripe.

The blackberries aren't ripe yet.
Blackberries have green fruit.
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Today is warm and muggy. I took some pictures.

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Today is supposed to rain. All we've gotten is wind and a few drops. >_< Fortunately there are more chances over the next few days, but it's still frustrating.

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Today is broiling, so I gave up after a few minutes and a couple of pictures.


I finally got around to putting the Goddess back in her garden.  :D  She is surrounded by four thyme plants.  The weed cover is deliberately left to disguise the herbs from rabbits.
This is the Goddess Garden with the statue in place.

Snapdragons and petunias are blooming.
Petunias and snapdragons are blooming.
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I took some pictures today. The weather is baking hot. :/

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I took these pictures on Friday.

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Today was hot, but cooled off enough in the evening that I could shoot some pictures.

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