I use to call them "Snowballs" when I was a wee one,
I'm not sure when I learned their real name,
- Hydrangea's -
This plant is an Endless Summer,
It blooms at least 4 times during the summer,
I have had new blooms on it as late as October.
It is huge, a real show stopper.
It provides blooms in blue, purple and pink, all at the same time.
Here is my critter for today, a Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly
I wanted to photograph the butterfly on one of the blooms,
It was quite still...and easy to photograph.
I gently tapped the leave and it fluttered off,
but when it came back, it once again landed on a leaf, never on a bloom.
I have 22 pictures that all look like this...
I am now searching for a live caterpillar,
to bring indoors so it can morph into a butterfly - like I did last year.
If you have never done it, it can be fun and very rewarding.
Most caterpillars don't survive in nature,
bringing one indoors insures it will not be eaten and it will indeed become a butterfly.
Now that's something wonderful you can do for the butterflies!
If you are interested in raising a butterfly,
you can follow this link to read my blog post about Raising a Butterfly
And this link to Butterflies Are Free when we set it free.
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