Butterfly braves the heat

monarda and swallowtail butterfly

It has been so hot and dry lately that I have had to do a lot of watering to keep the garden alive.  In a normal summer I might only water a few times…this year it is almost daily.  This afternoon while watering I saw a butterfly braving the heat. The butterfly was kind enough to wait for me to go back inside and get the camera.  I took some pictures of other flowers that are surviving and even thriving.  (click to enlarge) and stay cool!


8 thoughts on “Butterfly braves the heat

  1. antarabesque says:

    That daylily is absolutely stunning! The swallow tail was very accomodating. I love their powdery blue and orange spots.

  2. Dolores says:

    What a colourful, pretty garden you have.

  3. I am jealous! Your gardens are breathtaking. How is the house quilt coming?


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