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Current Photos of Mother Nature's Backyard

 
We've just had a very hot weekend, so the gardens are transitioning quickly to Summer. Still lots of bird and insect visitors, including the summer butterflies.  These pictures are from 5/21/2017. 
 


 

The Apple espalier (left along wall) is beginning to take shape.

Whew!  Even 'Gardena Boy' was hot this weekend!


Volunteer cherry tomato plant has green fruits.



New sundial adds a formal touch to the Garden of Health.

Garden of Health is looking very summery.

Our Black Phoebes appear to be readying for a second brood.
 
Narrowleaf milkweed adds a pastel touch.

The first Grey Hairstreaks have appeared.


 
 
For a slideshow of Mother Nature's Backyard from 2012 to 2016 see: http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/mnby-through-the-years























 
















































































































 


















 









 


































 





 





 
 

 

 











 





























  










 




 


 











































































































 

 



























































































 


















































 



 




























































 

 







 














  






























































































































































 
 
 








































 
 
 




















 










 
 



















 

































 

 
 


 










 































 
 











 







 


 


 





 






 



 



 














 
 















 





































 
































































































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