All of the butterflies fluttering around our house are so big. This one happened to hang around our front porch for a good while. Whenever I tried to take it's picture, the butterfly would fly over the house, over to the side yard, then come back and settle again. My son was thrilled to see it. We got to see the caterpillers hatch earlier in the summer, so he has been able to see the whole cycle of the butterfly. Pretty cool!
Now this is my thing. My peach tree. I just love peaches, but getting good ones around Pittsburgh is a trial and error kind of thing. A few years ago, I decided to splurge and buy a peach tree at Home Depot. Besides having a few low producing years and a terminal case of rust, the peaches have been great! This is the first year it's produced so many peaches the tree branches are actually bending over. My hubby used some boards to prop some branches but they are too heavy. I can't wait until they ripen so I can make peach preserves. Yeah!
"In summer, the song sings itself."
-William Carlos Williams