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On The Road and In Your Backyard is a weekday feature spotlighting reader submissions. From the exotic to the familiar, please share your part of the world, whether you’re traveling or just in your locality. Share some photos and a narrative, let us see through your pictures and words. We’re so lucky each and every day to see and appreciate the world around us!
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Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!
Today, pictures from valued commenter Ken Shabby.
Been here 35 years. Gardens have evolved, are somewhat naturalized and, except for annuals, come up each year without fuss and play nice with one another. This is a zone 4 garden and harsh on what is a perennial for some of you.
Taken on ‘13? something like that…
Tree frog size of a fingernail mistook a CD case for a garden.
Taken on summer, July
Great for butterflies, honeybees, bumble bees, katydid, mantis, hummingbird
Taken on end of June, ‘17
Put these stones in last summer. Wanted to do it for 30 years. Patio is from stones recovered from original front patio, done 25 years ago and path is new, last year.
Taken on summer, late July
beautiful color combos, insects and hummingbirds
Taken on mid July
These have been here for 25 years. They have their own spot and I pull anything else that gets ideas nearby.
Thank you so much Ken Shabby, do send us more when you can.
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