Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Nature Notes - It's a Jungle Out there

The combination of a wet summer with enough sun for growth has resulted in a jungle in my garden.
I like the lush growth and so do the butterflies, bees, birds, rabbits, and many other inhabitants of my garden. If it wasn't for the heat and mosquitoes, I would have no complaints.
I am fortunate to have shade trees which give me some cooler spots when I want to sit outside. Even as some flowers are getting a little faded, I can see the promise of new ones to come next spring.
The center of the black eyed susan above will have hundreds of seeds.
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Dora said...

That white flower stands out among the greens.:D

Ayie said...

i love that white flower perching out of the green background!

Nicole said...

I think, I already mentioned that I love your garden, no?
I do envy you a tiny bit for your shady trees too, grin :)
Can I join you sitting in the shade, listening to the bees?

Daryl said...

But what a glorious jungle it is!

Bird said...

Now that is what I call a garden! I bet it is a real wildlife haven, as you say. Shade trees and lush undergrowth - sounds like a haven for me, let alone the wildlife! We could do with a little of your heat here in the UK, but not any of those mosquitos thank you - they like the taste of me a little too much...

Marju said...

Really beautiful photos!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello sweetie!
Another fabulous series of beautiful pictures!
Well done!
Léia :)

ramblingwoods said...

Bird is right, you do have a perfect wildlife haven Carver. It is very green here too and many,many mosquitoes with all the rain. There will be the concerns about west nile that is carried by a particular kind of mosquito, and one that doesn't need water to reproduce. Thank you for being a loyal member of Nature Notes.. Michelle

RJ Flamingo said...

I'm with you, Carver! Unfortunately, here, the humidity is so high, even the shade doesn't help. :-( You capture the lushness beautifully!

MyMaracas said...

It's amazing to see everything so lush this time of year. Usually, everything is looking pretty tired by now. Great closeup of the Brown Eyed Susan!