Mullien, First Daylily and First Butterfly Weed Blooms 6/8/14

Flashback Friday, June 8, 2012 – I felt very blessed to be able to get this for my pick photo of the day. These yellow swallowtail butterflies are very shy and don’t seem to hang out for long in any one place.

June 8, 2012 sigFlashback Saturday, June 8, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars my first photos of my beloved red milkweed beetles (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus). This one came out to pose and I was lucky as the sun was almost down and it is not good for portraits of the insect people!

June 8, 2013 sigSunday, June 8, 2014 – The yellow flower is mullein and my neighbors’ daylilies and butterfly is starting to bloom.  The onions with the bees are called Egyptian or walking onion!  The cute bee bottom belongs to a carpenter bee 🙂

6:8:14 mullein blossom sig 6:8:14 bee onion sig“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
~ Lao Tzu

6:8:14 native bee sig 6:8:14 bee onion 1 sig“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
~ 14th Dalai Lama 6:8:14 butterfly weed sig6:8:14 lavender bee explosion sig6:8:14 first daylily sig“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”
~ Ray Bradbury

6:8:14 carpenter bee butt sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste and Bright Bee Blessings ~ Raven


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