neato bugs and some other garden photos

neato bugs and some other garden photos



I went outside today and found my butterfly bush covered with these butterflies! Is this a Painted Lady? If no, does anyone know what it is?

Here's one with its wings folded:




There were also a bunch of honeybees there, as well as one of these:





Unless I am crazy, this is a hummingbird moth, and my neighborhood is full of them. They had me convinced that there were very small hummingbirds flying around my yard a couple of years ago, and I was disappointed until I realized how cool they are in their own right.

Some other random photos too:


Echinacea


Alaska nasturtiums


The little curved green thing is a very small Liana bean - when ripe these are about two feet long!


My first ripe Sun Gold tomato, which I devoured immediately after taking this picture.


Cucumber


Borage, which I planted once and have found in the garden every year since.
Tree ID

Tree ID

the rest of the room

the rest of the room

Parakeets?

Parakeets?

My Room.

My Room.

3 garden pictures behind cut

3 garden pictures behind cut

a freshening of my bedroom

a freshening of my bedroom