Sunday, April 27, 2008


I am in Heaven.


Mary said...

Yes, Paradise at Sherry's place. Beautiful!

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

That's how I envision an angel's wings.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
The first Swallowtail of the season!!!
I am so happy. I do miss the butterflies.
She is so beautiful....

Chrissie said...

Butterfly time :-)

Cheryl said...

I am not surprised you were in heaven Sherry, absolutely beautiful.

Rose said...

This IS heaven! I've been visiting your other blog and hadn't seen this one before. I love the bird photos from yesterday. I am so impressed by anyone who can take such wonderful shots of birds. They always fly away before I manage to snap the shutter.

Deb said...

I think the birds, bees and butterflies feel they are in Paradise in your beautiful garden Sherry. You have made it a safe haven.

Anonymous said...

So does heaven have bookstores? ;)

What a perfect picture!

Q said...

Dear Lynne,
Me too!
If I was a butterfly I would want to be the female Tiger Swallowtail in her black dress. She is my favorite.
Hope you can take some time now to be with the birds and butterflies.
Sending bird songs to cheer you and butterfly wings to comfort you.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I was very excited to see her in the white Dogwood tree. Made for a perfect background.
I do love the butterflies!

Q said...

Dear Chris,
You know how much I depend on the butterflies! They keep me smiling and inspired.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
It was the bees and butterflies last year that got me through the terrible frosts that took so many of the plants. I was intent on making sure they had plenty of food. I set up butterfly feeding stations and sprayed green leaves with sugar water. I also picked up a dish garden in bloom for my friend, Mr. Bumbles.
I was very excited too last year when the migrating birds came. I learned lots last year about myself and gardening. I learned about my role.
I am enjoying the gardens and the birds and the bugs.
Walking in Paradise,

Q said...

Dear Rose,
Lately I have been just sitting with the birds. My camera is near by but all I want to do is just watch. I know I will miss the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks when they leave.
I am a butterfly lady. I am changing my gardens to be a butterfly sanctuary. As I do this I will be growing less people food and more butterfly food!
I already do lots for the birds! They have their food and water and some nesting areas. I think I can do butterfly and bird gardening at the same time!
It is wonderful to be able to restore a tiny bit of habitat.
The earth once was Paradise.

Q said...

Dear Deb,
Thank you!
I hope they feel safe here. I am just a little city lot. I do put out lots and lots of food and water for the birds. I am trying to plant enough host and nectar plants for the butterflies. It takes lots of flowers.
I love seeing the birds and the bees and the butterflies.

Q said...

Dear Cathy,
In Paradise we can just think a book and it is on our table!
I like Paradise, I may just move in!
Thanks! I am behind on Almanac! I will catch up soon.

Cheryl said...

Hi are so kind to all the little creatures. I so understand your way. I have missed so many photographs, I was so entranced with the image before me, that taking a picture was far from my mind.
It is so lovely you now take care of the bees as well. On opposite sides of the pond we have our bird, bee, and butterfly parsdise.

Sheila said...

Angel wings, butterfly wings, they are beautiful.

Tumblewords: said...

Beautiful! And at the risk of sounding silly, I saw a dandelion in my yard today! Bright yellow! The snow is gone (although we may have a touch more before the weekend). Also have a mallard and hen that are quite insistent about hanging around in the pool. Enjoyed your post, as usual, Sherry!

Anonymous said...

I am in heaven also with your butterflies that have returned! Bravo photo!

smilnsigh said...

I can see why...


Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Knowing you are caring for the bees and the bugs and the birds is
reassuring! We are kindred spirits. I do believe there are many of us that love Mother Nature and do not want to foul our nest.
We need to keep encouraging each other. Sometimes I feel lonely. Sometimes I get so upset. We need all the creatures...all the plants. All have a place in Mother Nature's plan.
I often have the camera on my lap and have drifted off into the bird songs..
It is very wonderful getting to know you.
Thank you for being my friend.
Sherry, who dances with the bees

Q said...

Dear Shelia,
Yes, they are! One look at the butterflies and anyone could see why we need to take care of the blooming plnats and not use chemicals!
Sherry, who is on a mission

Q said...

Dear Sue,
Oh yes!!! I am happy to know your dandelions are blooming. I think they are charming. Bees love them too.
I love the look of a lawn covered in blooming wild violets and hen-bit with the bright rays of dandelions beckoning.
Happy spring! Finally...

Q said...

Dear Tom,
I am rather wild for the bugs!
I think our temps have warmed up enough that I can sow some seeds so they have food this summer!

Q said...

Dear Mari-Nanci,
When I saw her in the Dogwood I almost cried!
Thank goodness I had the long lens on the camera. She was high up.

Barbara said...

Butterflies are back! Also in my garden! I saw the first ones this week! I am also very pleased!

Q said...

Dear Barbara,
I am so happy the butterflies have awakened in your gardens too. It has warmed up a bit and you maybe you have some sun?
Your April was very wet.
Hope you have many sunny May days.
The butterflies make my heart just sing!