Sunday, August 28, 2016

Postcards from Maine: Thuya Garden, Part 2

Photographing flowers is a perfect activity for me because they never turn their little heads away or blink, like cats. When I want more of a challenge, there are butterflies and bees.

Lilies make me cringe even when there are no cats around:


Phlox:


Echinacea:


Butterflies like pale purple ageratum:


A monarch was enjoying this plant, and monarch caterpillars were all over it, too:


Not sure what these are — I thought a single zinnia, but now I don't think so, and I rarely remember to photograph the labels provided for every species. Whatever they are, bees like them:


More dahlias:

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