Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A little butterfly video...such as it is...


While trying to work outside this morning, honestly, the flutter of butterflies and the buzz of bees caught my attention. Hope you won't mind my showing you a little more of the yard.




but wait, that's not all! Here's a teeny tiny video...

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Sure hope the little videos will play. I simply had to share all the pretty butterflies with someone...


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Poppy has been taking pictures of the snowball bush. Watching, as it progresses from green to big white snowballs...


This was March 27th


and this April 2nd


and today. It's beginning to rain and the wind just wrapped the flag around the pole. Maybe I can get another picture after this next round of storms passes, and the sun comes back.

So far, the bad storms have missed us. Thankfully!! There are storms forecast for later tonight and early tomorrow.


Poppy is kinda proud of this snowball bush. He bought it on sale several years ago and set it out here at the end of the back porch.

Thank you for stopping by.

Hope to be back soon.

Love,
Henny  



26 comments:

  1. Im not seeing any video. Im not sure why, but that snowball tree is fantastic.. I have a small one in a pot that I started from a neighbor's when it blew a seed over next to the apple tree.. lovely tree you have there,. Have a lovely evening my dear Henny,with love Janice

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  2. Loved to see the swallow-tails. So pretty. And the snow-ball bush is gorgeous.

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  3. The snowball bush is lovely, but, oh my, those butterflies!!! So many of them, and so determined to get nectar from that azealia that they are not even bothered by you. Amazing!

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  4. Henny, just look at all those gorgeous butterflies, enjoying your bush, spectacular !!
    I love your Snowball bush, the deer ate ours :(
    Beautiful videos and pictures, thank you for sharing with us.
    ~Jo

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  5. Great job on the videos, Henny! I love the swallowtails...not sure I've ever seen so many at one time. Poppy has every reason to be proud of the snowball bush! It is just beautiful!

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  6. My computer won't let me view the videos which is too bad. Something about a plug-in needing to be updated. Obviously I haven't a clue how to do that.
    The Snowball bush is just so lovely. No wonder Poppy is proud of it. I can hardly wait until a few more things start blooming around here.

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  7. Your snowball bush is spectacular.

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  8. Your Snowball Bush is lovely, and I enjoyed the progression of the blooms:)

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  9. Those butterflies are amazing! I've never seen so many in one place except at a commercial butterfly house. The azaleas are gorgeous, too, one of my favorite bushes. Poppy's snowball bush is more like a tree. Years ago I planted one that got almost that big before we had to move away. I loved to cut huge bunches of its flowers to bring in the house. I'm generally not a fan of white flowers, but snowballs are an exception. They bring back good memories of my childhood. I watched your videos full screen. It makes for a sort of fuzzy image, but I just had to see those beauties close up. I'm glad the storms passed you. They've been terrible the last couple of days across a lot of the country.

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  10. Oh, I love the butterflies! You have a lovely yard and Poppy's snowball bush is lovely. Have a great day.

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  11. Beautiful butterflies Henny! Your yard is so pretty.
    Have a good day!
    Robin

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  12. Oh my gosh it is surely spring in your garden, how absolutely lovely! We have zero leaves on the trees as of yet, but at least most of the snow is gone....for now! Meanwhile I shall live vicariously through you!

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  13. The snowball bush is definitely something to be proud of, it's beautiful. I love the first picture, with the butterfly in the azalea bush.

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  14. Wow the snow ball bush is beautiful! Mine is still green I can not wait to see it turn white. Love the butterflies.
    love you bunches

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  15. Lucky you are to have all those beautiful butterflies! I think my Mom had a snowball bush on the farm. Sure is pretty! Nancy

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  16. Wow! So many beautiful butterflies! They sure look happy to have found your lovely little farm! The snowball bush is amazing - it's huge. I love how the photos show the progression of it's blooming!

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  17. Be still my heart! Your flowering shrubs are breath taking . . . gorgeous Spring blooms, Enjoy :)

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  18. diane in northern wisApril 6, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    dear Henny, I left you two messages yesterday telling you how very much I loved your videos of butterflies and flowers and both of those messages just disappeared! I am trying again as now I see other messages here and hope it is working. Anyway I LOVED your videos and could hear birds singing too...and I absolutely love your snowball bush. Your yard reminds me of the Garden of Eden! Lucky you. You're living in a beautiful place. I know a lot of it has to do with your hard work. Thank you for sharing your beauty with us!

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  19. Oh, thank-you for the videos! I cannot believe you have all that! They were wonderful to see. and love the snowball bush...oh, just love it all!

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  20. Poppy has sold me on snowball plants. I'm going to see if I can find one in a nursery around here. We had them when I was a kid and I remember how pretty they were.

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  21. Dear Friend,

    I so enjoyed the videos that you shared here. Makes me want to go out and buy some Azaela bushes! I have a hosta at the end of our porch and last year I planted some snap dragons there around it. The butterflies really enjoyed the snap dragons. Who would have thought? My beautiful forsythia i s covered in the white stuff this morning...and it continues to snow. I really do hope that this is our Easter snow that we normally get.

    It is fun to watch the progression of a bush or plant! I loved seeing the snowball bush in its different stages.

    I'm sorry that I missed your previous post...but just went back and read it. Love the bunnies that arrive in your mailbox each spring! :)

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  22. Hi Henny! Oh, I LOVE the butterflies! Thank you!
    I can see why Poppy is proud of the snowball bush! It's gorgeous!

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  23. Glorious pink flowers,beautiful butterflies and the birdsong was just the icing on the cake. Thank you so much for those little treats.

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  24. Your video just made my day! I am amazed to see so many butterflies this early. How beautiful! My azaleas are blooming. Now I need to get out there and see if any butterflies have found them. Poppy has good reason to be proud of that snowball bush. It is a beauty. My husband has wanted one for years. We just need to find a space to squeeze it in.

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  25. How nice to see bushes in bloom -- not yet, here in Michigan.
    And the butterflies, I'd be sitting and watching them...and watching them...

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