This week the yard activity is spectacular, because the sedum is in bloom, attracting many insects. Birds are chattering and cardinals are frequenting the bird bath as fat rabbits sit and watch.
This is a patch of wildflowers at the St. Louis Zoo, recently named the best FREE zoo in the U.S. I just thought they looked pretty. Don't you?
I loved this view through the bushes. Don't know if the water fowl are pelicans, cranes or storks, but I know that orange bird is a flamingo. Did you know the more shrimp they eat, the more pinkish-orange they become?
I spied this black Colocasia (kol-oh-KAY-shah) nearby. I always called them elephant ears. I had never seen black ones. There are six species of tuberous perennials from the rain forest and are grown in tropical Asia as food. "Black Magic" seems an appropriate name. Don't you think?
And this is my favorite butterfly. If you haven't guessed, it is a solar powered garden butterfly with LED color changing lights that flash all night long, a gift from my son and his family.