Harmony

A profile of a Cosmos. This photo was taken on September 19, 2021 in our garden. “Cosmos” means harmony in Greek.

Peru

Marvel of Peru(?) in late summer. This photo was taken on September 2, 2021 near our home. These flowers can attract birds and butterflies.

Loveliness

Lavatera surrounded by Cosmos foliage. This photo was taken on August 6, 2021 in our garden. These flowers attract birds.

Lighter Adult

A Monarch Butterfly snacking on thistle. This photo was taken on August 6, 2021 in Cataraqui North. Mature butterflies (0.41 grams) weigh much less than their younger caterpillar self (1.5 grams).

“Little Calendar”

Water droplets on a Calendula. This photo was taken on July 15, 2021 in our garden. The flowers and leaves can be eaten fresh or dried, although they are a bit bitter.

Pretty Poison

A trickle of sunlight on a lily. This photo was taken on July 15, 2021 close to home. These pretty flowers are poisonous to cats and humans.

Day’s Eye

An insect on the edge of a daisy. This photo was taken on June 17, 2021 in Cataraqui North. Daisies are edible.

Tiny visitor

Three roses and a tiny visitor. This photo was taken on June 13, 2021 close to home. Rose petals are edible and when soaked in water create rose water.

“Red Tree”

A Rhododendron blooming in the spring. This photo was taken on May 30, 2021 in Cataraqui North. Rhododendron means “red tree” in Greek.