Sunday, September 23, 2007


We walked for two hours
in a three hundred acre
In with the trees are many gardens.
The Red Spotted Purple
was nectaring in a Butterfly Bush.
The Great Spangled Fritillary
was in the wild thistle.

Monarchs, Painted Ladies, Skippers of all varities, Sulphurs, Buckeys and Swallowtails floated in the air. Many children and their parents were also looking at the buttterflies. Butterfly awareness, butterfly love.
We enjoyed our walk with the butterflies.
I want to grow thistle in my wild gardens.


smilnsigh said...

How lucky you are to have an Arboretum near by. I've only experienced something like this, once. I'd love to do so, again.


Q said...

Dear Mari-Nanci,
The Arboretum is about thirty minutes from my house. It is huge!
There are forested areas as well as the gardens. I have gone there a few times to visit the medicine wheel. It is a spiritual experience that moves me deeply.

Sprite said...


Dearest Sherry,

How lovely a walk today. The Great Spangled Fritillary reminded me of a fortune cookie, hehe. I think it was the shape of it's pose.

Oh Thistle makes my heart beat fast, it reminds me of Scotland. I'd love to see you grow thistle in your garden.


Q said...

Dear Sprite,
Fortune Cookie Butterfly!!!
"You are walking in beauty", she says.
My husband and I had a nice time walking and looking at the butterflies. I think he really enjoyed them.
I was able to get some Thistle seed!~ I will plant it this fall for spring emergence, just like Mother Nature does. I know right where to put it too. The butterflies will be pleased next year.