Friday, May 13, 2011

Mid May

Old-fashioned Rose
Spicebush Swallowtail on Poison Ivy

Peony

Clematis vines

Bearded Iris

Dead Luna moth -- presumed victim of heavy rain

Kousa Dogwood

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17 comments:

Marinela said...

What a beautiful images, love them all!

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Brian Miller said...

nice. thanks for sharing that bit of beauty going into the weekend vicki

Bouncin' Barb said...

Gorgeous Vicki. There isn't anything colorful around the new cottage. I miss that from the mobile home. It's mostly woods and lots of vines full of honeysuckle which smell great but not a lot of color. I can't afford to plant anything right now I I'll enjoy it through your pics.

Kristen Haskell said...

Your photos deserve a book. They are just gorgeous.

NCmountainwoman said...

Yes, welcome sweet Springtime! Beautiful photographs.

Brenda said...

Lovely! I am so enamored with the Kousa dogwood. Being from Georgia orginally, I grew up surrounded by the traditional dogwoods. But the "Kousa" ones seen more commonly around here have really won me over. This year they seem positively loaded with blooms - you can hardly see the leaves! Surprising how sad I felt for your dead luna moth. Poor pretty little moth. :(

RNSANE said...

What lovely photos - all of them make me feel wonderful. Guess butterflies aren't affected at all by poison ivy!! Lucky critters!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

o lovely especially the luna moth and the spice bush butterfly. -- barbara

Victoria said...

Great photos, they're all so beautiful I don't think I could pick a favorite. The month of May sure is pretty in NC!

marĂ­a cecilia said...

Mid may has lots of beauty to bring to your garden!!!! Lovely!!!
hugs dear vicki

Miss_Yves said...

Everything is absolutely marvellous! Poor butterfly...

Kath said...

IT's a rainy day when I look through the window. But a turn of the head, and I have beautiful spring in your photos. Thank you.

Kat said...

Lovely images! You have some healthy looking poison ivy!

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Eliane Zimmermann said...

wow, you have a kousa dogwood, i love it. a few of them grow on Garinish Island here in our village harbor. your peonies and your bearded iris is so much faster than mine.... your plants photographs are beautiful!

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Vicki Lane said...

Thank you, Marinala! You have a lovely web page!

Barb -- when we first moved here, all my plants came from neighbors who gave me starts of things like daylilies and iris and such; maybe you'll find some nice folks with plants they'll share.

Brenda -- a nice thing about Kousa is that it doesn't get the anthracnose virus or whatever it is that's killing so many of our native dogwoods.

RNSANE -- you should see or cows -- they eat poison ivy with no evident effects.

Kat -- We are really good at growing healthy poison ivy, alas.