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Late Summer Garden in Illinois

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The seeded Concord grapes

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One day’s picking

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My favorite flower, probably

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The maroon sunflowers

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The yellow, buttery dahlia

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The red and white dahlia

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Today I must abandon the Principle of Non-Aggression as applied to gardening. I have tried all summer, but finding two snakes in my dahlia bed is too much to ask.

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Unusual creature following me around in the garden, flying close to my face. Not a hummingbird. What is she?

3 Responses to “Late Summer Garden in Illinois”

  1. Sharon Willour Says:

    The unusual creature is a “hummingbird moth” or hummingbird clearwing moth. I’m no expert, but I was blessed a few years ago with a close encounter with one of these beautiful creatures in our impatiens.

  2. Stefanie K Says:

    White -lined sphinx moth, we also have been seeing a lot of these lately. Identified just this morning!

  3. Christine Says:

    That is a hummingbird moth!

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