Grackle & Sun

Botanical Summer #2

Summer is flying past. Ramlings have been sold. Fields to mow, sorting to be done. All in due time—as I figure out how to do it. In the meantime, look! Gorgeousness.20170718_175003Purple-headed sneezeweed (Helenium flexuosum)

20170619_162018Blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

20170619_152348Ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

20170722_142334Venus’ Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata)

20170704_135819Goldenseal (Hydrastatis canadensis)

And for our bonus fauna, the gloriously patterned, super swanky Hypercompe scribonia:

Giant Leopard Moth



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6 thoughts on “Botanical Summer #2

  1. Beautiful to see the flowers of your fields, Ms Gracklebird – and the moth is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing

  2. All in due time. Words to live by!

  3. I love that name, Hypercombe scriponia!

  4. I saw your recent “likes” on my posts — I miss you and hope all is going well in your busy life! I think of you when I am out with my small flock of 5, thinking of how you raise sheep for real, if I am not mistaken.

    • Thank you so much! Life got crazy. You know how it goes. I tell myself I need to start writing again. I do love to visit your blog and see what you are up to–all your beautiful quilts and fun adventures.

      The flock is currently holding at 29, now that the lambs have sold. I love that you have sheep, too. What kind are they? Aren’t they the best?

      • I have 3 supposedly St. Croix, which are supposed to be all white. Mine came from a guy who started out with 3 and ended up with 14 in a year, so I am thinking mine are a little inbred, because they have reverted to other color patterns. Very sweet though! 2 of them 9 years old now, and then they had a lamb who is now 8. I also have 2 Boer goats who keep us all on our toes, one is 9 and one is about 4. I love that I have been able to take animals other people couldn’t keep.

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