Insects in the garden

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The garden continues to ramp up production. More zucchini, cukes, kale, and peas. Pole beans will start blooming in the next 2 days. Tomatoes continue to ripen, but what really captures my attention are all the insects! The Catnip was swarming with bees and small butterflies this afternoon. I could spend hours there watching all the activity. Here are a few photos from the late visit. butterfly profile_geverettstudio

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Native Bumblebee on Catnip
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Native Bumblebees on Catnip
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The last blueberry crop to ripen. Elliot variety? 
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More Orange Nasturtiums 
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Honeybee and a smaller native bee on Oregano flowers
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Peppers lengthening out!
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Four persimmons remain on the tree. 
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Blushing Tomatoes on the vine.
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Zucchini in late afternoon light. 

Thanks for visiting. Not sure what will be on the drawing board this week, but I have 2 projects that need completion. So watch for a developing Cheetah and the next stage for Remy the black lab!

 

 

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

4 thoughts on “Insects in the garden

    1. Sadly, the catnip plant has now passed the blooming phase and I’m cutting it back. I guess they will have to pollinate the beans and tomatoes. 🙂

    1. Hahahaha! Oh, what a happy cat! I’m actually surprised at how much the stuff smells like weed after cutting. Our garage is potent again as I cut back the giant plant. More waiting in the garden for indoor drying. I’m rather surprised the neighbors cats don’t destroy the nip plants….. at least not yet!

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