Thursday, August 23, 2012

Garden Tour Thursday


IZA:  Its Garden Tour Thursday again!  But this time, the flowers are about the same as last time (annuals are like that, and no perennials are blooming right now).  So I am showing off the "flying flowers" today.

The yellow flutterbies are all over the, um, flutterby bushes.  Notice the orangish one in the background though.
And there is this weerd moth what LOOKS like a bee and ACTS like a flutterby.
We mostly have the big yellow flutterbies around
More yellow ones.  There are large black ones, but they get spooked when we come near.  And there are LOTS of little orangy/black ones all over the place, but they are shy.
As best I can count (which is difficult enough with UNMOVING things), there are usually about 5 of the big yellow ones to one of the big black ones to about 20 of the little ones.  And about 3 of those weerd hummermoths...

Since the weather is pretty nice, I thought mebbe we should all go over to the large bare dirt area and roll around.  TBT is bringing out lighter fare today.  There is Eukanuba chicken kibble, chick-hen juice, and water with crushed Nip leafs.  I told TBT to make it light today, as I've read many kitties are on diets.  But we have lots of tiny crickets around on the lawn as snacks for those with bigger appetites.

And, of course, annykitty who finds a vole is more than welcome to it...

14 comments:

Nerissa said...

Water with crushed nip leaves? I'm on my way! Sounds so refreshing. purrs

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I hear butterflies are pretty tasty too! Would TBT be upset if I tried to eat one?

Katie Isabella said...

How about a small plate of flutterbys and a cricket for garnish along with the nip leaved waters? Are we good to go with that? xoxo

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh I just LOVE flutterbies! well, you can keep that weird moth/bee thing... but the rest, love them! A floating garden!

Brian said...

Love, love, love the garden and the butterflies! Dirt rollin here I come!

ABBY said...

Such beautiful flutterbys!!!

purrs
>^,,^<
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

Eric and Flynn said...

The flutterbies are pretty, but nothing beats rolling in the dirt.

Derby, Ducky said...

In good years when we have lots of flowers we gets lots of flutterbys, hummermoths and such. This summer, not furry many. So it is nice to see yours.

The Island Cats said...

We enjoyed seeing those flutterbys! And we're really gonna enjoy rolling in the dirt.

Shaggy and Scout said...

We love rolling in the dirt! Nothing in the world like a good dirt bath!
We love your flutterby's! (Thats what gramma calls them too).

Where did TBT get the freeze dried chicken Pure Bites? Shaggy doesn't care for them, but man-o-man I love 'em!!!! -Scout

The Cat From Hell said...

A moth that looks like a bee - how cool is that!
kisses
Nellie

Phoenix Robinson said...

Furmom & I had some adventurez of our own. You can see pitcherz here: http://www.phoenixarizonarobinson.blogspot.com/

Alasandra, The Cats and A Dog said...

Your butterfly bush is lovely, we miss ours. And it was great seeing all the butterfly pictures. Sorry we are late visiting but you know how unreliable humans are.

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

Mowzers! More butterflies! Mommy's been working with them (electronically) all week - she's producing a video for a show and the story is all about the butterfly effect so she and her editor were animating a...err... flock? ... of them!

Pawesome pics! We wish we had real ones here!!MOL!