June 13, 2013

Vesta Crescent, First Butterfly Sighting By Mrs. Blackburn

While watering and weeding today, Mrs. Simpson pointed out our first butterfly visitor. After searching several identification sites, Butterflies and Moths of North America led me to believe it was a Vesta Crescent. Click on the name to read and see what you think. Please leave a comment with your opinion. If you think otherwise, would you please list a link that substantiates your claim. 

Two observations I made today while in the garden:

1. Slow down and put on your noticing glasses. 
If Mrs. Simpson hadn't pointed it out,  I would have missed our first butterfly sighting because I was busily pulling weeds, watering and talking. This is a good analogy for life. You have heard the cliché, "Take time to stop and smell the roses."

2. Use all of your senses. 
While weeding around the Greg's Sage, I lifted part of the plant that was lying on the mulch and noticed the most pleasant scent. When you are in the garden, lightly brush your hand over the plant and then smell your hand. Greg's Sage not only attracts butterflies, but also hummingbirds. I bet they are attracted to the wonderful smell. 

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