My Autumn garden has been surprisingly busy with insects. I was impressed with my Sunset daisy which has been a hive of activity for wasps, flies and the Long-tailed Pea-blue, skipper butterfly.
I’ve propagated a few stems to add more Sunset colour and insect activity to the backyard.
This was my ‘Sit Spot,’ a place to sit and watch nature activity for five minutes or more. The skipper tap dance was mesmerizing as 50+ fluttered from flower to flower, undaunted by my presence.
It was a joy to capture their beauty as they were surprisingly accommodating. Photographing butterflies in my area is always a challenge as they dash past on their missions, uninterested in my efforts as I attempt to creep up on them or follow behind with hundreds of blurred images. Sigh.
I decided to enter this experience into my backyard nature journal.
I drew the open Sunset daisy, a bud, a spent flower and the seed womb with its inner creating secrets; a plant cycle in its stages.
Slow down and choose a ‘sit spot’ in your backyard to watch the dance of nature and connect with the many extraordinary performances outdoors.