Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Butterfly Garden

Friends of West Davis Pond maintains a beautiful flower garden designed to attract native butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.  I don't know what kinds of flowers these are, but in summer they're a bright yellow.  I've tried photographing them in other seasons but never liked what I got.  Today I caught a good morning light.  This is about as pretty as winter look can around here.  I'm VERY jealous of all the daily photo bloggers who live in picturesque winter locations!!!  All we get is brown, brown, brown.  We have been getting a nice frost lately, visible on the fence in the background.


caregiver/Gin said...

Melissa, I am still loving the January 2013 photo on your calendar. The snow is South Lake Tahoe. Our snow is melting today but I have been happy and lucky to have had opportunities for some unique photos right in the backyard. I wonder if this is Yarrow? Will look for your photo of this scene in the summer, complete with butterlfies.

Melissa said...

Ginger, I happened upon the Bee Biologist working in this garden a few days ago, and asked him about this plant. He says it's Western Goldenrod!