Part of the Story

A plant near the pond, this Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea, opens its lavender petals for welcomed business.

Then a pollinator lands. Busy and beautiful, this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, sips nectar from the blooms before moving on to other plants also offering sustenance.

One event in the longer story of a garden.

What’s your garden’s story? Linking today with Flutter and Hum and its Wednesday Vignette. Happy gardening!

13 thoughts on “Part of the Story

  1. I haven’t seen a butterfly yet, but I saw my first garter snake today. Thin and stringy, it was stretched out on the side of the road at work. I wondered why in the world it had picked today to come out from its lair – it was both cold, windy, and rainy. It looked like it was wondering the same thing…


  2. I’ve seen a good number of swallowtails this spring, but unfortunately they were too fluttery for decent photos. That’s one advantage of your beautiful pond’s surrounding flowers; they slow those gorgeous creatures down just a bit — nectar for them, and pretty glimpses for us!


    • It’s been so windy here this spring, good photos have been tough to achieve. I was actually just taking some shots of the garden in general and the cones in particular, when the swallowtail butterfly-bombed!

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