Thanks to my husband's quick thinking, these tulips survived the killing frosts. He covered them with a bucket.
Of course, you can see that the weeds that weren't covered managed to survive as well. A little humor from Mother Nature.
Our sweet crabapple tree thriving
Yesterday our area was inundated with small butterflies. Everywhere you looked they were fluttering and flittering by the hundreds. Little black and orange shapes, smaller but similar to monarchs. Apparently it was part of the migration of the Admiral butterfly. Thousands and thousands passed through. I tried to snap a photo or two, but they were just too quick. Nature's speed demons.
I did get this somewhat blurry photo of a ladybug in our rowan tree. This magickal tree is about to burst into bloom. I haven't quite figured out the macro settings on Elphie, my little camera. Nature provides the subjects for super photos.
In this photo, amongst the growing iris, is a swath of lily-of-the-valley. If you look closely at the ones in front you can see they have been neatly cropped. Chomped on by rabbits. Nature's pruning team.
I like this combination of colors. The blue of the muscari (grape hyacinth) with a lovely yellow; an unknown name weed. Nature provides color sense.
Just a few photos from my yard that illustrates the gifts from Nature, with the final photo providing a message from Mother Nature herself...Forget-Me-Not.