Unfortunately, this week has gotten off to a patchy start, as Christian got sick and was unable to go to school today…. He was up last night writhing around with a tummy bug. After the virus ran it’s course, Christian was thankfully able to fall asleep and stayed asleep for the rest of the night. This morning he ate his breakfast wholeheartedly and chomped down his lunch, so I’d say he’s feeling MUCH better now!
Next, I checked on the flowering tree along the iron fence, yet another plant of which I was unsure…. Can you tell that I have had no prior experience with landscaping/lawn care, etc.? Every day is a new adventure. I know that Sara has told me the name of this tree before, but for the life of me cannot remember right now…. What a gorgeous bloom! And there have been loyal blooms the entire summer so far!
Toward the end of my perimeter walk, I checked on the taller-than-me plant life along the wooden fence – seriously had no idea how tall these plants would eventually stand (at least over 5 ft. 2 1/2 in. because that’s how tall I am)! There were a few yellow blooms left on the extended stalks… the summer heat has been mercilessly beating down on everything in the yard. Thankfully, Gregg and our next door neighbor added those new sprinkler heads when they did, otherwise, I don’t think we’d have anything living in the back third of the yard…!
Skippers are related to both butterflies and moths, which make them slightly difficult to classify. They have wings, antennae, and a proboscis. They are dull in color, compared to butterflies, and stay awake during the day unlike the nocturnal moth. You can see the skipper’s proboscis penetrating the flower looking for nutrients.
Always so nice to see sharing in nature! These skippers feast together
Once my walk was complete, I rushed inside and transferred photo files from my camera to my computer! No, I’m not excited at all….! Tee hee! I have received some renewal from God’s gift of nature today, and I’m hoping that it’s enough to get me through the heap of laundry on my bedroom floor….! We’ll see! Hope you all are having a nature-filled, blessed day!