2013 Flowers and Butterflies
we have seen in our yard this year -- 2013.
I snapped this picture through the window of the shuttle when I was commuting to Low Earth Orbit this morning. I liked how the Earth looked as a backdrop to the Butterfly. It is the first Monarch that I have seen in outer space.
The Moon Flower is unfolding as evening approaches.
We can only enjoy these flowers for a short while because when darkness overtakes day, we have to go inside and bolt the doors and shutters and hang garlic. But we don't really mind because we believe the Night People should be able to enjoy the flowers also.
Cosmos on a hot afternoon.
I haven't done very well growing a lot of flowers this year, so I bought one of those new-fangled 3d printers and just started making my own flowers and this is one of those. Actually, it is a lot of fun and I have gotten to be really creative. In fact, I have gotten to be so good at 3d printing that I am going to start printing my own honeybees.