Friday, August 15, 2014

August Bloom Day

 It's Garden Blogger's Bloom Day, once again.  If you are not familiar with bloom day it's where garden bloggers show what is blooming in their garden on the 15th of each month.  We post it on May Dreams Gardens.  
I have been swamped with house guests.  The heat, and just needing a break from the gardens I found I needed.  The property is about 15 acres with about 6 acres having gardens.

This is the back gardens.

Back porch container plants

Back rose garden


We have tons of butterflies...but this I think Moth.

We have been spotting that looks like a bald eagle.  It has a white head and a black body.  Two others have stated the same.....I think it is.

Hummingbirds have been migrating and they love bottlebrush.  But to photo them is like taking a picture of lightening.  I think I finally got a shot of one...but it's hard to see.


 Peach Drift rose


 Back of the house

I think even weeds are pretty.



 Encore Azaleas


 My six feet peacock topiary with a 20 feet tail.

It is covered with morning glory that is started to bloom.

 People around town thought it was a dinosaur.  Guess I need to trim.
It eyes is covered.

Tulip trees have 

crepe myrtle

Front Field

Wildflower patch


Lily area


Driveway is about a quarter mile long.  It is covered with oaks

Wild okra

Savannah Bird girl and spanish moss

Front of the house



My son and his friends visited from college 

Wild milk weed


Jean Campbell said...

I think your butterfly may be a Red Admiral.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Your gardens are looking lush and green and lots of flowers. I love the curtains and the pool area. Refreshing. The butterfly/moth looks like it could be a red admiral...not sure though.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You have a lot to keep up with and enjoy. Happy GBBD. I agree with Jean you have a red admiral butterfly there.

Jean Campbell said...

I hope you are not out there in 98º weather trying to do any work. Stay inside and be cool.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Nope, I am really not like August's is just too hot to go outside...I have gotten cabin fever! How about you?

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Where are my manners....Thanks Nell, Lisa, and Donna for your kind comments and for visiting!

Jean Campbell said...

I go out. I just don't stay long at a time and I choose my times.

No rain in sight for a while. I'm starting soakers and dribblers here and there before things die.