If you have been following my blog, you know that I love photographing flowers and butterflies and bugs. I plant a wide variety of flowers to attract butterflies and bees, but whether it has been due to the incredible stretch of rainy weather we have had or not, there do not seem to be many butterflies this summer. My butterfly bush is in full bloom, but sadly, I have only seen an occasional flutterby.
And speaking of spiders, check out this tiny craftscreature at work. Well, on second thought, check out this hunter at work. He/she will use this sticky orb design web to trap its prey. Say what you will, I find spider webs like this totally fascinating.
Does anyone know what type of tree this is? It growing in the strip of woods behind my house, and frankly, I have never noticed these green “balls” before.
One last thing. . . Do you enjoy DIY programs? Do you get a kick out of watching Chip and Joanna Gaines? Then, you will love a new series on Youtube, “Dick & Angel Give It A Go Series.” Angel and Dick Strawbridge are a British couple who had a series on PBS which followed their process of restoring a chateau in France. In this series, the focus is simple, practical home improvement projects: for example, recovering chair seats, building a raised planter bed, using a saw properly, etc. Even if you never make any of the projects, I promise you will enjoy Angel and Dick.
That’s all for know. Bee happy. Bee safe. Bee positive.