Garden activity

The peas are taking off like crazy this year and our heirloom tomatoes are getting bigger and stronger by the week. Not much sign of the parnsips. The carrots, while they started out strong, have had to contend with our 1 year old gardener. Still holding out hope that they bounce back! Our basil plants were thriving in the heat of last week but aren’t sure what to make of the cooler temperatures this week.

Some sights from around our gardens:

This year we pruned our pear tree to hopefully increase its yield and grow more pears than the squirrels can eat.

This year we pruned our pear tree to hopefully increase its yield and grow more pears than the squirrels can eat.

Here’s Ella checking up on the peas in the garden - can you see any carrots leaves on the bottom of her shoe?

One of our resident carpenter bees making a home in our fence. At least its not our porch again!

An unusual black butterfly. Anyone know what it is?

A snail chilling out on some clematis.


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2 Responses to “Garden activity”

  1. Danielle Says:

    I was looking for the type of caterpillar/butterfly I had on my front door the past few weeks and I came across your image (and question) above. Your photo matched what I was looking for. I finally found the name, and thought I would come back here and let you know what it is! :-)

    It was a Nymphalis antiopa, or Mourning Cloak, butterfly. :-)

  2. tanny Says:

    Hi Danielle,

    Thanks for the information. We’ve never seen one like it in our yard since then but we’ll keep looking. :-)

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