Feather Touch

Two of the feathers…

That have touched my heart this week.


Late Summer Flowers at Crocker Nurseries

Sharing just some of the beauty I saw at Crocker Nurseries the other day while in search of butterflies.

A stunning red hibiscus, waving at me along a green rail fence.

And one of my all-time favorite plants, sedums…

In all shapes and sizes.

And cone flowers, with their happy little faces, were everywhere!

It sure looked like an autumn color palette to me.

Which after our summer heat and humidity, made me sigh in anticipation…   ❤

Charmed by a Monarch

I spotted this charming Monarch over at Crocker Nurseries in Brewster the other day.

It took me a while to catch up with her, as she flitted from blossom to blossom.

Never having attempted butterflies, I felt a bit “all thumbs” learning how best to capture her without disturbing.

So I was over the MOON when she landed to rest on this pretty cone flower.

The orange and purple of the flower were the perfect color palette for her beautiful wings…

Especially when she unfolded them to let the sun shine through like stained glass windows.

Of course I thanked her profusely for her patience…

And as she flitted away I told her to have safe travels and that I hoped to meet her again someday!