Tuesday, July 8, 2008

God's Garden

As I was out walking around the property the other day I noticed these tall weeds growing along the property line that was full of activity. I have no idea what these are, but for a weed they have a beautiful mauve colored flower.





We choose to leave about two feet of native plants and weeds growing the fence line. It offers a little more privacy and we have a season full of color that way too. As soon as one type of 'Weed' is finished blooming another starts.




As you can see from the photos these flowers were covered with butterflies and bees. What a photo opportunity my little walk proved to be.


After giving it a little thought, I guess I need to remember that a weed is not a weed if you invite it to live in your garden.



I hope you enjoyed your walk with me around the property, admiring the beauty of God's garden and the tiny critters that He made to prosper from it all. Have a great day!


15 comments:

Hopefulsl said...

Beautiful pictures once again!
Those weeds sure are beautiful. Love the fact that you were able to capture the weeds with butterflies on them. As you already know that i have a thing for butterflies! giggle,giggle.....
Hugs sent your way.
Love Stacy

Willinois said...

Very nice nature shots, Jo! I like the one of the two orange butterflies

Tina Coruth said...

What a lovely stroll through your garden. Beautiful photos! Tina

Linds said...

I don't think they are weeds at all! They certainly are lovely. Maybe aliums? Beautiful photos of the butterflies.

BClark said...

Marvelous, and good for you leaving a buffet for your wild friends. I am going to leave an area of thistles and other plants just for the butterflies. When I was out mowing earlier they were having a good time. What kind of butterflies are those, do you know?

Loved the pictures, thank you for sharing. Barbara

Tracy said...

What beautiful flowers! Weeds or not. :) The last butterfly is amazing! How very beautiful. Thank you for taking us on a walk with you!

Blessings.

mjgolch said...

Jo,thanky for inviting me to walk with you in your garden i always enjoy my visits with you and JD.
Hugs and blessings. That's my story and i just have to stick to it!

Ky Woman said...

Jo,

Lovely pictures there. And a lovely song on your playlist.

If I'm not mistaken, those look like milkweed. Just a guess though.

Smiles,

daffy said...

Your pictures are beautiful and I loved the butterflies! Thank you for allowing me a lovely wander through. :o)

PEA said...

To me there are no weeds, they're all beautiful flowers:-) What great shots you got of the butterflies, I've never seen so many on one flower before! I so enjoyed our little walk and wish I was there to walk it with you in person!! xoxo

Betty said...

Jo, I'm sorry I can't help you as I have no idea what kind of flower this is, but it is very pretty. I love the pictures you made of the butterflies.

Hope you are having a good week so far.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Not weeds to me , they are all beautiful flowers!! Love the pics
Thanks for coming by my blog
Diane

Linda said...

You were able to get some wonderful shots of the butterflies. They are lovely. I wanted to stop by and see how Caden is doing. Glad he is home and doing better.

Wildflower Cabin said...

Gorgeous pictures! In my opinion, every weed is a wild flower! :o)
Blessings,
Janice

farmlady said...

Lovely photos Jo. I think this is Milkweed, or what's called Butterfly Weed in your neck of the woods.