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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Garden Beauty

Our mild summer so far has helped the garden to stay lush and green. Usually high heat has fried it by now. I have so enjoyed the ability to be out there and also keep enjoying the beauty.

I found this chicken planter at Rite Aid. Succulents were perfect for it. They require so little water and care.

succulents in chicken planter

The animals all love to drink out of this fountain. When we first bought it I thought how fun to put gold fish in it. Well, our cats thought it was a great idea too. They ate them all. Oh, well. The story of the fountain is here.

cat drinking from fountain, patio, ivy on fountain


On Sunday a trip to the nursery was such a delight. This plant which I should have bought and did not get the name of, was covered in butterflies. Just such beauty in nature.

monarch butterfly

These photos are from my Instagram. You can follow me here.


14 comments:

Lorilee said...

Your chicken planter is adorable. My cats would eat the fish too! Is the plant with all the butterflies, Butterfly Weed?
Blessings,
Lorilee

Lorilee said...

Your chicken planter is adorable. My cats would eat the fish too! Is the plant with all the butterflies, Butterfly Weed?
Blessings,
Lorilee

Kris said...

That butterfly is gorgeous!!
xo K

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful images, Elaine. Love the chicken planter- xo Diana

Chatty Crone said...

I love the kitten drinking out of the fountain!

20 North Ora said...

Love that chicken planter! Beautiful butterfly!

Judy

Melanie said...

Can't believe you found that adorable chicken planter at Rite-Aid, of all places. Love the picture of the cat drinking out of the fountain!

Olive said...

Of course the cats ate the goldfish. They thought you gave them a yummy snack. On my list of thrifty finds I am looking for is a fountain for our birds. Birds like running water. When I did camp nursing the crazy counselors had the kids eating goldfish in one of the games-all voluntary of course.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I keep 12 cent feeder goldfish in my fountain to eat the mosquitoes. Your kitty looks like he's going to take care of yours!!

Babajeza said...

Sommer this year is wonderful!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The succulents look so cute in the chicken planter!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the planter and so pretty with the succulents. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Deb at homespun said...

SO pretty...

Sandy said...

The chicken planter is cute and so is your cat that ate all the goldfish! Love your last photo of the butterfly!

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