Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Random Musings

A daylily (and other things) flower bed going crazy.

A Monarch Butterfly sampling the nectar from the hosta flowers.
This week in central Illinois has been a gardener's gift: No rain or storms, mild summer days, little wind, sun and cotton clouds - it's what we all want all summer long. Yes, I know we can focus on the insects and weeds but why waste this beautiful week being negative?
If you don't have your own beautiful yard or flowers, take a walk or drive and borrow the pleasure from neighbors. Even a roadside wildflower makes a beautiful bouquet.
Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.”
~ Elizabeth Murray
A side note: The Galva Arts Council's 4th of July photo show/contest will be this weekend. Check out the local paper or the GAC website for details. There are always beautiful pictures, many featuring things in nature.

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