Wednesday, September 6, 2023
This is why I grow flowers all year around. Rack's Butterfly Pays A Visit
In and out, In and out, that's what being an older dog is all about.
We've had you for almost 13 years now. I can tell when I change your food, I'm going to be out of the rocking chair more often. You had your lunch, I've given you your treat ball, and I have barely finished my Pork Sandwich and Baked Potatoes.
It's hot outside. Summer here in South Florida generally lasts 11 months out of the year. The yard looks like a photo that is over exposed. I tell myself that when I look at a video from Britain and everything looks dark. "Must be August".
The Laundry is demanding attention, how about waiting a little bit longer?
I take my clean clothes from the dryer, toss them on the bed. As I reach for the hangers to air dry the T Shirts in the Air Conditioning draft, you're staring holes in me from the door way.
Hmm, you must really need the tree.
I turn. Spotting an iguana cropping the grass I remember the state wildlife commission saying "Always "disturb" Iguanas where ever possible."
Come on, Rack, let's go annoy some Iguanas.
He runs to the back door.
I walk outside and realize the Iguana has gone where ever those nasties go when they aren't blending in with the turf and undermining it. "If I wanted something in the yard cropping the grass, I'd have sheep." I mutter as I round the corner.
Spotting the flowers in the pot I think "This is why I grow Zinnia". A mostly orange butterfly is feeding on a pink flower. Flapping its wings gently I manage to get off some pictures and not disturb the little beauty.
Yes, this is why I grow flowers all year around.