This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

fall fields

field 3
monarch on asters 2 bees
field 2

These are the fields next to our community gardens where Skippy likes to run. Everyday they turn a bit more golden. The white asters just opened this week. The Joe Pye weed and Queen Anne's Lace are turning brown. The monarchs are still here and seem to prefer the asters. The bees like the goldenrod. Some patches of goldenrod are just covered with bees.

Rock Meadow Conservation Land, Belmont

butterflies (Lepidoptera)



Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely field of wildflowers. I would love to run through it too. :)

September 14, 2008 3:58 PM

Blogger Parsec said...

Great close-up shot of that monarch...lovely.

September 14, 2008 10:10 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I only got a quick shot of the monarch. A very active butterfly. There was a pair of them in the asters and I imagine they were on their way to Mexico. I believe the fall migration has started.

September 15, 2008 12:04 AM


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