A journal documenting the trials and tribulations of gardening on the rocky coast of Downeast Maine. My attempt at keeping in touch with my many friends and loved ones who live all across the nation.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Day of the Monarchs
Wednesday was perfect! The sky was blindingly blue, temps in the upper 60's and Monarch butterflies were literally everywhere!Hundreds of them were feasting on the asters which are in full bloom and so thick that some of the fields were covered in varying hues of purple. The Monarchs spend these early autumn days stocking up energy for their long flight to Mexico where they will overwinter until spring and instinct sends them back our way.
H and I had a delightful three mile walk around one of our favorite Maine harbors. There were still a few sailboats in the harbor, but most of the summer folks had gone back home after Labor Day.
After a day of shopping and lunch at our favorite restaurant, we ended the day sitting in the door yard feeding "the Rat" (Herman, the Chipmunk).
Gardening and knitting fanatic! I love digging in the dirt (what little I have of it!) My zone 5 garden is located on 2 1/2 heavily wooded, rocky acres on the coast of Downeast Maine and is shared by Hubby and our two cats, Spike and Sluggo. When unable to garden, I love to knit, cook, pursue my photograpy, bake and read numerous other blogs.