Photos from a recent visit to friend and East Gloucester resident Patti Papows delightful in-every-way butterfly and pollinator garden.
Snowberry Clearwing Moth
Although I was only able to visit for a few hours, it was wonderful to see all that she has planted for the pollinators, and as a result, all the pollinators drawn to her garden. You could spend a week in Patti’s garden and not see everything. The afternoon I was there, the deep magenta red butterfly bush was in full glorious bloom and was the star pollinator attractant of the day. Snowberry Clearwing Moths, Tiger Swallowtails, Monarchs, Catbirds, Robins, Bumble Bees, Honey Bees, and every other winged creature in the neighborhood was enjoying sweet nectar and the fruits from Patti’s blossoms. Bees and butterflies love variety and in a garden as richly planted as Patti’s, everyday is a party for the pollinators!
I am looking forward to returning to Patti’s garden when the Morning Glories are in full bloom 🙂
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF MEETING PLACE. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE FRIEND ROOM AT THE SAWYER FREE LIBRARY
A beautiful afternoon on Wednesday even though it had rained in the morning. When I went to the beach late in the day, the clouds showed what kind of day it was.
Last night the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a wonderful evening at Windhover Performing Arts Center hosted by Lisa Hahn who mangers this delightful facility. The highlight of the evening was two performances by the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. All of the attendees were truly inspired by the terrific performances.
This Mini Dance Festival features free master class dance studio classes, an open rehearsal Thursday night, weather permitting two outdoor performances on the stage both Friday And Saturday night at 7 PM. Just bring a snack and some wine and enjoy, you’ll be glad you came.
I always enjoy a walkout on the breakwater, meeting people,and watching the Schooners Ardelle and the Lannon sailing in the harbor.
Gloucester is Great.
Each scene seems to tell a story that I love.