Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Royal Affair

The purple mist is in full bloom and the butterflies
are putting on quite a show. Monarchs, Queens,
Red Admirals, and a host of small winged creatures
are in court to honor the occasion.
The Red Admiral sports bars of red across its shoulders.
The monarch is loading up for its migration down
into Mexico where it spends the winter.
Clay pots have been on my list all summer in order
to build another tower. Had the big
one for the bottom and recently found these
three for $2 each at a garage sale. What a
great deal...already loaded with dirt!
Can't wait for the morning glories and
moss rose to put on a show.

My Texas garden has come alive with
the cooler temps and refreshing rains.While out in the garden I didn't forget about
as I captured these shots.
Fall...a great time to be outdoors and
A Southern Daydreamer is the place to
show off whatever is in your corner of
the globe.

Tis the season for reds and more is
popping out at It's A Very Cherry World!

Faded Charm is a place to visit if white,
chippy, vintage, fade charm is your thing.
And with the reds of the season,
the soft white glow of candles
are a wonderful accent.

Hope you gals have a great day!



~~Carol~~ said...

You're so lucky to still be enjoying your garden! Mine is done for the year. I like the butterflies, but I LOVE your whites even more! That birdhouse is gorgeous and so is that big urn!
Happy Rednesday!

Sandi McBride said...

I love the butterflies...and moss roses...thanks for sharing the wealth of royalty!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your posts are always lovely and tied together so beautifully. Best wishes to you, :) Tammy

Lee said...

The butterflies are here too and so nice to watch them fluttring about.

You have some great pictures on your blog... that!

eileeninmd said...

I love your garden, outdoor decor and the pretty butterflies.
Great photos.

SmilingSally said...

Candy, thank you for remembering the veterans today. I enjoyed your pictures and running commentary. Thanks for sharing.

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Love those butterflies. It's in the 50's here...we need to travel where you are ;)

SueLovesCherries said...

I love the clay pot tower! That's very do-able. Oh, and I just notice the bunny with the ice(?) pack over its eyes! So cute!


Beautiful butterflies! I haven't seen many around here this year... although now it is too cold for them anyway. I wanted to tell you I love all the pretty pictures you have on your side bar! Charming!
Blessings to you!

Mary said...

What a wonderful post. Your photos are terrific. I hope you are having a great Outdoor Wednesday.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely butterflies and flowers, Candy, and I'm wild over that bottle tree. I think that's something indigenous to our part of the country. I remember seeing them as a child, and now they are popular as folk art for the yard. Neat!

Happy OW to you...


Sheila :-)

Brenda said...

Great pictures! Love the garden area. How do you put together the clay pot tower? Very cool.

Faded Charm said...

Those are some great whites out in your garden. Thanks for playing along today and the nice wishes for my sale. I'm feeling a little stressed out today about everything, but it will all come together in the end. It always does.

Take care,


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Candy, love all these gorgeous butterflies, we still haven't had a killer frost up here, but things are pretty much "done". Love that white birdhouse. Your garden is still so lovely.
Have a blessed day!

~Alison~ said...

Love your tower of pots! Especially the blue bottles!
Tynant water has a pretty shaped blue bottle too!

The bird house is really adorable!

Brenda said...

Thanks for stopping by and giving instructions on the clay pot tower. I will have to wait until next spring but it sounds like something I could accomplish. Thanks again!

mbkatc230 said...

Love this post Candy. The butterflies are just beautiful. And I ADORE the blue glass bottle tree! Kathy

Beth Niquette said...

What gorgeous butterflies, and I adore the driftwood with blue bottles--just a feast for the eyes.

xinex said...

I love butterflies. They are amazing and so beautiful. Your photos are gorgeous!...Christine