When the girls and I arrived at my parent's house last Sunday afternoon, one of the first things we noticed was a little butterfly garden that my parents have beside their back fence. It had multiple visitors when we arrived. After our hellos, I ran to get my camera.
Before I even made it the butterflies, my Dad pointed out the hummingbird visiting their feeder.
They're fast and don't stay long but I was pretty thrilled with these two pictures. I was also thrilled that I got to see the hummingbirds a few more times during our visit. Why we don't have a hummingbird feeder at home is totally beyond me!
(Speaking of hummingbirds, did you guys see the tiny hummingbird nest?????? Oh my heart.)
Okay, on to the butterflies....
And this picture.....whew, I can't get over it.
What in the world is this flower/plant? My parents said it came with the house! I would LOVE to have one in our yard. Please let me know if you can help me ID it! I am not lying.....every single time I looked out the window or passed by this plant, there were multiple butterflies hanging out! I believe they were all Swallowtails....the ones you see here and mostly the yellow variety.
And I do love the Black-Eyed Susans too!!! We had some beautiful ones in our front yard years ago and I accidentally killed them. It has to be one of the easiest plants in the world to have and I killed them! I did tell you I wasn't good at growing flowers!!!
Tell me, do you guys have a favorite butterfly plant/bush/flower? I would really love to plant one in Hubbell's garden!!!!