One of the things I love most about gardening are the winged friends who come to visit. The summer wouldn't be complete without a few Swallowtails.
Whether they are basking, puddling, patrolling or perching I just adore watching them.
Here we have a Monarch enjoying a beautiful summer day ...
I have also seen quite a few skippers this year. This Peck's skipper can be separated from other golden skippers by it's row of tooth-like marks on the ventral hind wing.
So small, but yet so beautiful ...
This little honey bee is exploring the cone of my Echinacea purpurea.
They also love my ornamental oregano ...
Thank you for visiting me today. I appreciate each and every comment I receive. This week I am joining the following blog parties:
Macro Monday @ Lisa's Chaos
Bloomin' Tuesday @ Ms. Green Thumb Jean
Tuesday Garden Party @ An Oregon Cottage
Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
Home & Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
NF Winged on Thursday @ NatureFootstep memes
Open House Friday @ Bernideen's Tea Time
Fertilizer Friday @ Tootsie Time
Flower Art Friday @ Photos by LeAnne
Floral Friday Fotos @ Floral Friday
Flowers on Saturday @ Blueberry Craft & Hobby