Michelle Sweeney of Plainview, a self-proclaimed "lazy gardener" writes "my garden is a bit unruly but it makes me happy! I tell my daughter that I keep some weeds in it to remind myself how beautiful the flowers are. She lives in Hawaii and misses my garden very much. In fact, I actually call it 'Erica's garden,' as she tended to it before she went into the Coast Guard and ended up moving to Hawaii.
This butterfly came by yesterday and it was so big that at first I thought it was a small bird. It returned today and was very tolerant of me standing near to take today's photo."