A Garden Visitor

After visiting the Chelsea Flower Show in May I’ve been inspired to work on my own garden.  After all, who wouldn’t want a garden that looks like this?

So I’ve been tending my garden and the lavender, purple coneflowers, daisies, lemon balm, thyme and other herbs and flowers have really grown since I planted them last year.  There have been lots of bumblebees this summer but no butterflies until yesterday, when I saw a visitor among the flowers.

 

The butterfly didn’t seem to mind that I was standing very close to get these pictures. Since I’d selected flowers for this garden that would attract bees, butterflies and songbirds, I was delighted to see such a colorful visitor.  Later I did some research and discovered that it’s a Tiger Swallowtail, and I hope it comes back many, many times!

Advertisements

26 thoughts on “A Garden Visitor

  1. Hi Meg it’s long time I don’t see your post. Nice Chelsea Flower show. You know j’ve been in USA and I really found it wonderful. Big Canyon and big things everywhere. Bye and see you soon among our post :-)

  2. That butterfly is a real beauty! I’ve noticed that butterflies seem a lot bigger this year, which is fine with me! We had a hummingbird moth in our garden last year, it was incredible. We also put out a hummingbird feeder and I love watching those cuties zipping around for their food. :)

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s