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Throughout the summer (2015) I kept my eyes open for butterflies and tried my best to get as much footage as I could. I’m pretty happy with some of the close up shots that I got. Okay.. so one of the butterflies in the video was from a couple years ago, but I think it fits well with the other flutterbyes.

I’m not sure what kind of butterflies they are, I did some quick google searches to guess at what they may be. Correct me if I’m wrong 😀

Here are some still frames of the butterflies:

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“Tiger Swallowtail” Butterfly surrounded by colorful wax begonia flowers

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“Tiger Swallowtail” Butterfly enjoying some apple blossoms

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“Cabbage Butterfly” On a flowering catnip bush

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“Cabbage Butterfly” On a flowering catnip bush (on my patio!)

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“Lorquin’s Admiral” In a pear tree

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I’m not sure, is this the “Painted Lady” Butterfly

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This one was on the barkchips, Could this be a “Painted Lady” Butterfly

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“Common Dart Butterfly” on some Lavender Flowers

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“Common Dart Butterfly” on some Lavender Flowers

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Two “Pearl Crescent” Butterflies … ahem!

I like to document a lot of things with pictures and video, I am often late in posting content… but I hope this will be enjoyable to any who decide to read 🙂


I planted my tomato and Cherry Tomato plants in mid February. They sprouted in my widow sill after about a week:

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True leaves appeared after about another week!

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Here they are on their first day outside (hardening off?) around March 13th.

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During May we weren’t getting a ton of great sun yet and the plants seemed stunted to me… Then I realized that I had reused soil from the previous years and needed to fertilize the plants, Doh!

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Back to being nice and green in June, also showing some nice growth Yay!

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The vines got SUPER TALL! Flowers bloom and fruit is starting to grow around July 13th.

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Now the tomato bushes make a great shade spot for the cats.

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(July 13)Here are the Cherry Tomatoes which are growing:

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(July 13) And the “regular” tomatoes:

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It has been very hot where I live, which means that I water my garden at night to avoid scorching.

It turns out that I was watering more than just my flowers this night.

I was worried that I over soaked the little guy so I gave him a tiny nudge, thankfully the moth was OK and flew away later on.

(The plant is called “Royal Carpet” if anyone was wondering. It is actually starting to flower nicely!)

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Lately I’ve found a couple of honey bees who have wandered into my home, only to be trapped by that invisible wall which we call a window.

 

Here is one of the cute little fuzzies I set free in my garden:

At least I know that there are bees in my area who are alive and pollinating, but maybe not well.

I’m sure everyone has heard something about how honey bees are becoming at risk of dying out. It has been happening for a few years now.
“Beekeepers in the United States first noticed that their bee colonies were dying off in 2006. Since then, scientists have been desperately trying to figure out what’s causing the collapse.”

It is very disturbing to think of what could happen without one of the major “plant helpers” in our lives.

Here is a gif that I made to celebrate the fact that we don’t have to be the same species to be kind to one another!Peck kitty

Happy little griffins <3 Not too much more to say!
GriffonsKinda got in a hurry and forgot to do the details on the front feet!

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