|A praying mantis waits for prey on a nasturtium in the veggie garden.|
|I'm glad I photographed this butterfly|
because I haven't seen one since. Where are you, butterflies?
|The veggie jungle|
|Bees of different varieties are obsessed with the flowering oregano.|
|The red hibiscus flowers turn into umbrellas. Rain, rain, rain -|
we've been getting late day storms nearly every day.
|Daylilies remain stunning.|
We took a spontaneous 24-hour trip to the beach at Salter Path, N.C.,
when we got the last room available at our favorite retreat center.
Swimming held by the waves and walking the beach is a prayer.
|Beach at sunset|
|Beach at sunrise|
|A mystery flower emerges from a tall plant with iris-like leaves.|
Can you identify it?