Wednesday, May 27, 2009

ABC Wednesday

ABC Wednesday's letter this week is S.


S is for Swallowtail.



It was serendipitous I saw her.




I sauntered about the garden

and spotted a Silver Spot sunning.



I am surrounded by s.




The Sparrows eat the seeds I serve.




Strawberries on spinach with spearmint makes a scrumptious Saturday salad.
Sprinkled with sunflower seeds it is sensational; sesame seeds are nice too but I usually save them for the stir fry.


Stevia is my secret ingredient for iced coffee or tea.

It is much sweeter than sugar.

The soapwort is in bloom.


The scent of the Chinese Lilac subdues me.

I succumb to Summer.


I am inspired by ABC Wednesday!

31 comments:

Marie Reed said...

Sensational! Golly! I wish I had this level of talent!

Reader Wil said...

Sherry! I am really impressed by the quality of your photos: they are so exquisite and excellent! I am sorry I haven't got time to see your blogs properly , but I got also a glimp of your artblog. Very beautiful and creative! Thanks for sharing.

RuneE said...

Beautiful work!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I feel like I am enjoying nature on a rainy day! I bought some Stevia but I haven't gotten used to the taste yet. I can't tolerate much sugar so I'm hoping this will be a good substitute!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great "S" post! Beautiful butterfly. Love all your flowers, they are gorgeous! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Janie said...

You are indeed surrounded by S's, and it's quite serendipidous for ABC Wednesday!

RainGardener said...

Sherry you are so good at this! Your pictures are exquisite and your wording is amazing.

RainGardener said...

I meant to comment on your soapwort - no one that I know grows it. I call it our monster plant because it will get as big as we will let it but Bob really cuts it back to about 3 or 4x4 then it goes wild and smells heavenly. Do you keep yours very big?

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful!!

And, I love that an Indigo Bunting has found your place. I've only seen one or two since we left the farm, over 5 years ago.

Babooshka said...

S for superb too. A bumper packed post. That sparrow could be in my own garden.

kadermo said...

Among all this post I found two swallowtails. A butterfly we don't have here. Very interseting photos and story.

Wendy said...

Wow! You certainly have a lot of S words! Your strawberries look scrumptious! Butterflies just beautiful. And flowers so pretty!

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry.....S is a beautiful letter in your gardens.....too many lovely things to pass comments on them all....

I always imagine you strolling your grounds and the birds, bees, butterflies etc being drawn to you like a magnet......knowing they are safe and that they will be well cared for.....

The strawberry salad looks lovely...perhaps I could join you next time!! I love fresh food.....

Beautiful post as always......

Powell River Books said...

Thanks for the visit to my Swallowtail. I see you are a bug expert. How can you tell the difference in male and female? I was so surprised to see mine. It is the first of it's kind to come my way. - Margy

ShySongbird said...

That was very clever Sherry, well put together!

Your photos are lovely, I would love to see a Swallowtail, we do have them here, but not in our area. The Sparrow looks very much like our Tree Sparrow, which again, sadly, we only see in some parts of the UK now, I have not seen one since I was a child.

A great post!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

So Spectacular that the "s's" Seemed to Seek you out today. Such a Scrumptious read.

Cathy said...

Summer!!! glad you having a bit of summer. Cold and damp day here. At least I saw a bear walking through somebody yard.

www.thequietone.net

Tumblewords: said...

Spectacular, as always, Sherry. Spring finally came here and I'm smiling, big time! Thanks for sharing your lovely words and images!

kRiZ cPEc said...

you really were surrounded by S! thanks for sharing!

jay said...

Lovely selection for 'S'! I particularly like the soapwort - what a pretty little flower. The butterflies are spectacular, too!

magiceye said...

superb captures!

Rose said...

Such beautiful S's, Sherry! It was serendipity indeed to see the swallowtail--such a beautiful butterfly. I still haven't seen any butterflies here yet; maybe they're just beginning to make their way north.
As always, a lovely post!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful collection of S's. I look so forward to seeing swallowtails this year.

TC said...

And I succumbed to your alliteration. Lovely post Ms. Q.

Sheila said...

What a great 'S' post 'S'herrie!
The salad looks delicious, I love spinach in a salad.
Great birds, bugs and blooms as always.
Thank you for the card..XXX
hugs

Deb said...

Great "S" post ~ I love the Sparrow :-)

Sue said...

Spectacular!

I've grown stevia in a pot before, but forgot to use it much. I have 2 plants in the ground this year, and hope to use them more.

Carol said...

A Unique way to do a blog. I like it.

www.wildlifearoundus.blogspot.com

marmee said...

loved all your s's. you forgot one very important s...sherry.
very clever all your references and as always spectacular shots, sweet sherry.

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

I'm just glad you didn't include sssnakes!!
Your strawberry is displayed beautifully!
Beautiful butterflies!!

easygardener said...

That was a lovely post. Beautiful photos and interesting subjects - liked the way you found so many...Ssss! I can never resist pictures of butterflies.