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Monday, December 14, 2009

My Garden is Confused!

We have had three frosts, lots and lots of rain, (over 3 inches in an hour and a half last week) a few days where the temperature stayed in the 40's with gusty wind....today in the 70's.....tomorrow more rain...

This morning in the garden I found a Monarch Chrysalis...
A couple of Clouded Sulphurs

A Long Tailed Skipper...AND we still have Hummingbirds....
It really is December though, I can prove it...SEE
A part of our Christmas Tree!

21 comments:

Tootsie said...

Oh! Darla....that little ornament is adorable!!!
Sorry about the confusing weather...today we got up and it was -48C....then...by the weekend it is supposed to be only -2! That's like summer after today!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, YES---we have all had some crazy weather.. Last week it was frigid here. Today it is almost WARM... GADS!!! AND--like you, we have had alot of rain.

Your yard is still pretty though despite the crazy weather... AND--I love that precious ornament. That made me smile!!!! Did you make it?

Hugs,
Betsy

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

No confusion here, everything has been in the deep freeze for over 2 weeks. Cold, baby, Cold.

And yesterday we got snow, remember this is supposed to be the banana belt of Canada. Hmmmmmmm.

Everything looks wonderful in your yard.

Jen

imac said...

Changable weather is hitting everywhere Darla, me thinks.
Nice finds.

Gail said...

It is terribly confusing...We have 60 degree weather and soon it will drop back to 25! I hope the butterfly gets to emerge into warm weather~~gail

Linda said...

Hi Darla, I haven't managed to visit in a while, and when I do I find all 4 seasons in one post.
That's the most EXPRESSIVE Christmas tree ornament I've seen!

Becca's Dirt said...

Cute little ornament. Did you make it or the kids. We are having some crazy weather too. Here in the 70's today cooling down by Wed to hi's in 50's. I love the cold weather - I just wish it would stay cool.

Susie said...

I guess everyone is having some confusing weather. Today is is very warm and rainy. Personally, I need Mr. Sunshine to come for a long visit.

Dorothy said...

It's like summer for your flowers and butterflies year 'round down there!!! Here it's dreary gray and wet outside. But that's okay, the sun will pop out and it will be cherry again.

Dorothy said...

It's like summer for your flowers and butterflies year 'round down there!!! Here it's dreary gray and wet outside. But that's okay, the sun will pop out and it will be cheery again.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

LOL, love the ornament. I laugh every time I see the can ornament.Such a cute idea. It must be nice girl to have butterflies still in the garden. I need to move south ;-)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

That really is some up and down weather. Today we warmed up to 40. Amazing how warm it felt!
I can't believe you have Chrysalis' and butterflies still! You have so many flowers still too.
Hope the weather levels out for you and your garden!

My Mother's Garden said...

Hi Darla,
Cute ornament! What a blessing to have so many butterflies visiting your garden.
Happy day!

bennie and patsy said...

When I was cleaning today in the garden I found one of our Monarch's that didn't make it.Your garden still looks great.
Patsy

Autumn Belle said...

The chrysalis looks like a hanging ornament too. But the doll is really very cute and lovely.

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

This weather has been strange this year! Very cool to see the chrysalis. I was out today in 64 degree weather, it was a good day for greenhouse work!

Craver Vii said...

A monarch crysalis?! Is that something you can bring inside for observation? That would be out of this world, to see the butterfly emerge!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Yes, your ornament is adorable, but so is that chrysalis! Cool beans!

I hope you have the kind of weather you like for Christmas. Yes, it is almost here!

Dorothy said...

How wonderful that you have so many beautiful flowers and butterflies even now when it's almost Christmas!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: It is neat that the butterflies are still there and flitting about.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I can't believe you still have blooming going on.
Much less, butterflies!