Spy Garden Summer Begins

Summer Thyme!

Summer Thyme!

Showing how tall the great burdock is! The roots are edible and are popular in Asian cuisine. And you can also see the need for edging the borders in this photo!

Showing how tall the great burdock is! The roots are edible and are popular in Asian cuisine. And you can also see the need for edging the borders in this photo!

Shelly 25 Black Quinoa

Shelly 25 Black Quinoa

Close-up

Close-up (of love-in-a-mist/Nigella)

Picking a dandelion (from left are purple asters, wild strawberries and rue)

Picking a dandelion (from left are purple asters, wild strawberries and rue)

Garlic Scape

Garlic Scape

Iridescent wings

Iridescent wings

Rue

Rue

The yellow wasp matches the "Herb of Grace" (Rue)

The yellow wasp matches the “Herb of Grace” (Rue)

Kulli Black Incan Corn

Kulli Black Incan Corn

Kulli Black Incan Corn foliage close-up

Kulli Black Incan Corn foliage close-up

Another close-up

Another close-up

Bambi!

Bambi!

Spy Garden Sky

Spy Garden Sky

Baby in the garden

Baby in the garden

Ready to...

Ready to…

Swing!

Swing!

Weeeee!

Weeeee!

Floridian Fish (in Missouri!)

Floridian Fish (in Missouri!)

Orach

Orach

Playing "Family Fish"

Playing “Family Fish”

Fish head

Fish head

Face...

Face…

Paint

Paint

Painted shirt haha

Painted shirt haha

Insect ID anyone? (on milkweed)

Insect ID anyone? (on milkweed)

Marigold (there are many varieties in the garden)

Marigold (there are many varieties in the garden)

Firepit

Firepit

Heading off for a hike across the street

Heading off for a hike across the street

And over here we have...

And over here we have…

this swing!

this swing!

Weeeee!

Weeeee!

Summer Brunch

Summer Brunch

Crayons

Crayons

Catwalk

Catwalk

1/2 Pint

1/2 Pint

Fred...

Fred…

Bird

Bird

Lewis & Clark...

Lewis & Clark…

& Seaman the dog, the only animal to complete the whole trip from the Atlantic to Pacific coast and back)

& Seaman the dog, the only animal to complete the whole trip from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast and back with Lewis & Clark)

Another...

Another…

Sculpture (these are in St. Charles, MO)

Statue (these are in St. Charles, MO)

Caboose

Caboose

Happy Summer!

Oh! I have a favor to ask. Would you please send an email to support our friends who own some llamas and alpacas (as seen here on Spy Garden)? Shoot an email to twoerther@cityofwildwood.com and ask him (impeccable manners, please!) for the Wier’s llamas (and alpacas) to be allowed to stay in Wildwood.

If you would like you can also call 636.458.0440 to share your support of these gentle creatures being allowed to stay at their current abode. You can also sign a petition here:

Change. org: Allow Julie Wier to keep her llamas and alpaca’s on her property in Wildwood, MO

Here’s more info about these llamas (and alpacas!)…

Wier World Llamas & Alpacas

Llama Drama in Wildwood (Fox 2 News)

Wier’s Llamas in the St. Louis Post Dispatch

Thanks for your support! Hope you all had a nice weekend!

12 thoughts on “Spy Garden Summer Begins

  1. Eliza Waters

    Just read this…what happened at the planning board meeting last night about the llama farm?
    Love your macro pics – so awesome. Esp. the corn leaf, nigella and hoverfly. Not sure about your beetle ID exactly, there are several milkweed beetles, but they do that to become toxic to predators, cool huh?
    We’re in a bit of a cool, rainy spell here, 50 the past few days, so it is nice to see full summer in the Spy Garden!

    Reply
    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Still in Wildwood Llama/Alpaca purgatory. At least the ball is still in the air…but today she had to drive the alpacas 67 miles to get them sheared, because to do it in Wildwood would require a special use permit (me smacking my forehead with my hand). But hopeful they can work it out. Thanks for the compliments: I enjoy macro photography and would like to get another lens and keep practicing! It has been cool here as well for the past few weeks. We started June off in the 50s too!

      Reply
      1. narf77

        I am hoping so as well. There are llamas/alpacas all over the place around here and no-one cares who does and doesn’t have them.

  2. Alan @ it's not work, it's gardening!

    Lots going on! The bug ID is easier than you’d think: Milkweed Longhorn Beetle
    (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus)

    Reply

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