Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Welcoming The Monarchs . . .


Monarch Butterflies
really like
 Milkweed.and Butterfly Bush
 I guess there are different varieties of the Milkweed.
and the Common Milkweed is the one seen most frequently.
I thinks this is the common milkweed I have pictured above.    
I found two patches of milkweed down the road from our house.
I had never noticed that milkweed
had blossoms until just recently. 
Not a good idea to cut the blossoms for bouquets though,
you'll get all sticky with the milk . . . not fun!

internet free images

I love seeing the Monarchs flitting around and
 other butterflies too

the road sides around here are filled with sweet peas
such a pretty time of the summer
take a walk or ride
enjoy the views
until the next time
Love, Lynne


eileeninmd said...

Hello Lynne, Love the beautiful Monarch! I plan on adding some milkweed to my yard. Lovely images. Enjoy your day!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Our butterfly bushes have been wonderfully active lately. I should look and see if we have any milkweed in our back woods. I bet we do.

Buttons said...

Beautiful. Hug B

TexWisGirl said...

i like the milkweed like you showed - like what i grew up with in wis. ours in texas is antelope horn milkweed which has a tiny white 'bloom' instead of pink. but it still works for monarchs. :)

Bonnie said...

Lynne, Heirloom sweet peas are my favorite. My grandmother grew them on her fence. When she passed my mother took a cutting and planted them along her fence. She always cut a fresh bouquet for my teacher on the first day of school. I was young when I lost my mother, taking a cutting wasn't on my radar. How I wish it had been. Have a wonderful day!

Lois said...

It is good to see the Monarchs have an abundant supply of milkweed in your neck of the woods. So much of the plant has been lost that the Monarchs are dwindling in number.

Kerin said...

Such great pictures too!!

My hubby told me that he saw monarchs on the milkweed just down the road from us, but I didn't see them.
So, thanks for sharing yours with us!!

Have a great day, my friend.


Missy George said...

I've seen a few around..This summer has been much better than last..At least we've had some breaks from the heat..

Gail said...

Our butterflies were early and there was little for them to feed on.

Did you know "milk" is supposed to remove a wart? Put the juice from the milk weed on it every day. I have always heard that but never had to try it.

Beautiful shots.

MarmePurl said...

Such different blooms form the milkweed around here. Much prettier in your neck of the woods.

Nancy Reinke said...

Lynne, this post reminded me of a time when my late husband and I were visiting a friend who lives in the path of a major annual Monarch migration in Illinois. We were fortunate enough to be there during one of their migrations. It was breathtaking. I'll never forget the thrill of seeing thousands of these gorgeous butterflies visit their garden. Thanks for bringing back this precious memory. Love, Nancy