Despite my intellectual attraction to farming, it may be a good thing I don't live off the land. By mid-July, I struggle to maintain my enthusiasm for the garden. It hasn't even been hot this year, by North Carolina standards, but mosquitoes keep me indoors far more than I'd like. So I confess - I've slipped in my resolution to take one good backyard photograph daily. Still, here's 10 of my favorite photos from the last month.
|Chocolate pepper, just starting to ripen|
|Coreopsis after the rain|
|A coneflower rescued from the bunny, now potted |
and in the recovery ward on the front porch
|Bees adore butterfly weed (and pretty much everything else|
in the butterfly garden).
|One of the last brandywine pink heirloom tomatoes,|
calling for mozzarella.
|Finally - a butterfly (black swallowtail) appeared in the butterfly garden!|
|My new orchid|
|Zinnia and friend in the late afternoon sun.|
|Common buckeye butterfly - a first sighting|