Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Look at my Monarch Pictures!

 What's that you say?  A bee?  Not a Monarch?  
Well, I know.  That's how I felt.  I saw a pair of Monarchs flying around and I was so excited that I ran in and got the camera to catch a good shot and could not get a single one.  Not one- not even a blur of them.  I did take a few shots of things as I was TRYING to get them.  I think I should have had my other lens but I was afraid if I ran in to change lenses, I would lose them the shot for sure- oh well, there is always tomorrow. 
 I did get a good shot I thought of the the Jerusalem Sage.  I have always really liked this plant.  It is tough and always seems happy.  Easy one to plant and forget, maybe that's why I am secretly so fond of it.... HA
 I am very excited to see the little balls of the Golden Ball Lead Tree starting to emerge.  This is one of the neatest trees around in my opinion.
 The Anacacho Orchids are starting to bloom.  I am not sure if it is safe to declare or not, but it sure does seem like spring has sprung....
 Good ol' Blackfoot Daisy.  Easy and continuously happy little plants.
And I started with a bee so I will end with a bee.  This one digging his way into a Bush Germander.  I thought he was going to disappear in there!
Maybe tomorrow I will get some Monarch photos.  Sorry I have been so bad about blogging as of late- I have not had five minutes to take a photo.  But today, with the pair of Monarchs I just had to take a break and get a shot.  Oh well, maybe tomorrow, but I am happy I got some other shots.  It was a nice little break!


  1. Love seeing the bees - nice shots and not easy to get them either. I can't wait for my Jerusalem sage to get bigger than 4 inches tall!

  2. Is that Spanish Lavender in the first picture? I just planted some and I'm wondering how it will do in South Texas. Love all the bees and butterflies buzzing around. Saw a Monarch today as well:)

  3. I thought I saw a Monarch while hiking the other day! The butterflies are out in droves in the fields around our house. They are such a welcome sight...didn't see any last summer. Your blooms are looking happy!

  4. Nice shots! The first one is great!

    And agreed on the black foot daisy even though clumps of mine randomly die around the garden.

  5. I know exactly how you feel! I saw two different butterflies yesterday, but could not get their pictures! Your bees are nice to look at, though, as well as your spring flowers. Yes, spring has sprung!

  6. Butterflies are so hard for me to get a good photo.
    Haven't seen any Monarchs over here. There are some pretty ones flitting around...I'm not good with butterfly names...but, they're never there when I have my camera out.

    My Jeruselem Sage is FULL of buds. It's going to be beautiful in a few weeks.

  7. Thanks to all on the shots- it was nice I admit to get out there with a camera- been too long.

    Steph- yes, it is a Spanish Lavender- my favorite of all the lavenders. They don't like a lot of water, most common mistake people make with those.

    I saw the two little Monarchs again today but no time to get the camera- I tried to get em with my camera phone- no such luck! I will get them. No worries, I am just glad they are there!!!!