Sunrise, Sweet Peas, & Swallowtails

Early mornings are bright and beautiful during Coppertop’s early summer, with the sun awakening us before 6:00 am. Son captured this a few days ago.



The gardens by the garage are overflowing now, with sweet peas beginning to bloom opposite the fading peonies. The hardy geraniums require regular trimming to clear the pathway.




Catmint, dianthus, and linaria are the stars of the nearby perennial bed, attracting lovely swallowtails.





At the front of the house, we’ve tried to dissuade the robins from nesting in our clematis vine this year since we startle them every time we go in or out, but one mom was persistent, building a nest while we were away and now raising her treasured brood.


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