Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Abelia in the Summer


Butterfly Gardening

backyard attractions

Dotted under the native oaks are five mature abelia shrubs. When Jack, Sadie and I take our morning stretch I enjoy waking to the soft floral scent of the abelias. Jack and Sadie are on the trail of nocturnal invaders, usually our nemesis, the squirrels. Sometimes those noses smell bacon frying at the neighbors house as their minds shift to breakfast ideas for themselves. 

They don't seem to notice the butterflies or other visitors enjoying the abelia nectar but they do appreciate those rascally grasshoppers. 
Grasshopper on Lemongrass 

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