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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

side by side ...

I love purple coneflowers
& have never spotted a double headed one
until today...
everything on our walk this afternoon seemed to be in pairs ...
 the bumbles
and cabbage whites
fuzzy caterpillars
 and then there were colourful fields of flowers
along winding paths
and we were so happy to see Monarchs on our walk
after reading of an 80% decline in the population of the Monarch.
I spent a lot of time watching this beauty!
and a bit of time water gazing too ♥

10 comments:

June said...

Beautiful captures Deb! I loved seeing the pretty monarch...I don't see them here and just watched a program on PBS about them. Your double coneflower photo is so lovely.
I hope this week is going well my dear. It is raining here now and lighting and thunder all around us. I love a summer thunder shower.
sending hugs...

Blondie's Journal said...

This a beautiful coincidence...seeing two of everything! Sort of magical! Pretty pictures. I transplanted some of my milkweed to another part of my yard. I know the monarchs love them and not long ago I thought they were a nuisance. So glad that the Blog World enlightened me.

Jane xx

Joy said...

Beautiful nature pics, Deb, and the double-headed cornflower is fascinating - I've never seen one either and think it must be most unusual! xoJoy

Blondie's Journal said...

Deb...not sure if you got my comment yesterday. I'm having terrible problems with my service. Please let me know.

Jane xx

Lynda said...

How delightful to see everything in pairs! :)

Have a lovely week, Deb! xo

Deb said...

hi Lynda ~ it was so unusual ~ everywhere we looked we saw pairs ...I should have included a photo of my hubby & my shadow as we walked :-)

Deb said...

hi jane ~ yes, your comments came through ~ thank you!
the monarchs love milkweed, hope your garden sees lots of visits ♥ yesterday we saw 3 monarchs while out at the library with our grandson. " That's Mommy, Daddy and me" he said. "What are they called?" he asked. "Monarchs" I told him. As we walked away he looked at the "Daddy" monarch and said, bye Mark. :-)

Deb said...

hello june ~ I wonder if your farm is too windy for the monarch? we have also had lots of afternoon/evening thunderstorms & like you, I love a summer thundershower too xo

Deb said...

thank you for your visit joy ♥

Julie Marie said...

Oooh how gorgeous and enchanting Deb!... love all of the "twos"... especially your caterpillars... we call those "wooly caterpillars" here... they signal a change in the Seasons and I love the folklore behind them... I am so looking forward to Autumn and all of her brilliant colors!... xoxo Julie Marie