Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rainy day

We have a lovely rainy day today, I'm so pleased. It has actually overflowed the banks of the northeast branch (of the Anacostia), right over the banks and on the walking path.

But yesterday was very sunshiney. We went to the pool, got a little swim in (it was a little swim because it took the girls 90 minutes to pick up 10 minutues worth of Legos. But I'm just saying) and then came home for dinner in the back yard.

I love to eat outside, and so do the girls. The watermelon was the biggest hit of the evening for the girls.

C5 eating watermellon

But what I liked the best was looking at our garden.

I think this is a Clear Winged Hummingbird Moth on one of our butterfly bushes.
That thing

This is obviously a butterfly, I think tiger swallowtail, on another of our butterfly bushes.

And this is a sunflower with some small bug in it.

And last but not least, Q4 watering the lima beans using the hose hooked up to our awesome rainbarrel. I planted the beans only a couple of weeks ago, hoping to have a fall crop. I seem to be most successful with beans. No brainer beans.

Q4 watering the plants