The weather is changing, the mornings are getting cooler and the days are a little less humid. The biggest change though is in the vegetation, the tree leaves are losing their beautiful green color but the last of the summer blossoms are still giving us wondrous beauty.
My latest wanderings have been walking around my neighborhood area to photograph nature's beauty. There are several neighborhood gardens I enjoy watching throughout the year especially in the spring and summer.
Even the butterfly bush in my backyard has been a source of happiness for me; it has been feeding a few swallowtail butterflies, many moths and several bumblebees. It is lovely to see.
|A beautiful monarch butterfly feeding on my backyard butterfly bush.|
Did you know butterflies feed on nectar to obtain much needed water, sugar for energy, salt and minerals needed for reproduction. Some butterflies need more salt than what they can get from the nectar they drink so they land on humans attracted by the salt in human sweat.
Is nature changing in your neighborhood?
I hope you have a great end of summer in your neighborhood, make it Fabulous!
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Here are more photos I have taken. Enjoy.
|A crape myrtle tree, a good year for them in my neighborhood. Blossoms come in several colors; pink. red, white. I have seen them all, very beautiful.|
|Not sure what this one is called, I wish I did also very beautiful.|
|Taking pictures of flowers and their pollinators is challenging and fun.|
I am so glad I was able to get this one.