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gardenlife

I am a vegetable and wildflower gardener. I photograph birds and insects who live and interact with plants growing in my garden. Garden life.
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Tight brown fronds intermingle with green leafy fronds on a cinnamon fern (Osmunda cinnamomea) in spring May 2020.
A red chokeberry bud (Aronia arbutifolia) is bursting out in spring.
Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) sipping nectar on ironweed wildflower (Vernonia fasciculata) in northern New Jersey garden summer July 2019
Bumble bee (Bombus spp.) sipping nectar on pink bee balm blossom (Monarda didyma) in northern New Jersey garden summer July 2019
Syrphid fly on smooth penstemon (P. digitalis) wildflower in northern New Jersey garden spring June 2019
Female monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) sipping nectar on pink blossoms of swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
                             Clouded sulphur butterfly (Colias philodice) sipping nectar from red zinnia (Z. elegans) in northern New Jersey garden September 2016
A heavy laden honey bee (Apis mellifera) carries two huge pollen baskets filled with pollen collected from pale lavender crocuses in spring garden in March 2020.
Whether considered wildflowers or weeds, common blue violets (Viola papilionacea) bunched at the base of flowering forsythias are a joyous sign of spring.
An American robin (Turdus migratorius) enjoys a fine spring day perched on the branch of a maple tree.
A dandelion weed (Taraxacum officinale) with a rosette of green leaves and a bright yellow blossom basks in spring sunshine.
Common chickweed weed (Stellaria media) with white star-like blossoms shares space with creeping Charlie, or ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea), white clover, and yarrow fronds in spring.
A closeup of common chickweed weed (Stellaria media) highlights its fragrant green leaves, a white star-like flower, and a light green seed pod in spring.
Common chickweed weed (Stellaria media) produces white star-like flowers and green seed pods in spring.
A purple deadnettle weed (Lamium amplexicaule) displays its intricate structure of leaves and blossoms in spring sunlight against a background stone.
A purple deadnettle weed (Lamium purpureum) displays its intricate leaves and blossoms in spring.
A fresh red chokeberry bud (Aronia arbutifolia) is opening in spring sunshine.
A female northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is bathed in spring sunlight while perching on the bird feeder.
A female house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) perches on the bird feeder with a sunflower seed in her beak.
Buds are making an appearance on the Golden Raindrops crabapple tree (Malus transitoria) in early spring.
A female American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) selects some silk for her nest from a milkweed pod in early spring.
Lilacs (Syringa) are budding out in early spring.
Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), a winter annual weed, is blooming in early spring.
Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), a winter annual weed, is starting to bloom in early spring.
Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), a weed, makes a showing in early spring.
A tightly closed bud of the serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis), or shadbush, is reaching for the sky in spring.
A song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) pauses at the birdbath on a sunny spring morning.
Male house sparrows (Passer domesticus) find a protected perch on the branches of an eastern white pine tree (Pinus strobus) in November.
Three white crocus blossoms shine in spring sunshine.
A clump of purple crocuses glow in the spring sunlight.
Two American robins (Turdus migratorius) frolic in early spring sunshine.
Male house sparrow (Passer domesticus) blends in with textured background.
A white-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) enjoys some solitary time at the bird feeder.
White-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) perches on fallen log with December snow in background.
A long-tailed skipper butterfly (Urbanus proteus) sips nectar from a verbena bonariensis wildflower in September.
                               Bumble bee (Bombus spp.) on swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) in northern New Jersey garden June 2015
A common grackle bird (Quiscalus quiscula) with bright golden eyes and stout beak perches high atop an evergreen tree in summer.
A bumble bee (Bombus spp.) gathers pollen and nectar from a coral-colored zinnia in summer.
A male house sparrow bird (Passer domesticus) perches on a bench in autumn.
Three male house sparrow birds (Passer domesticus) seem angry when their combined weight closes access to sunflower seeds in a bird feeder.
A mourning dove bird (Zenaida macroura) is perched on the branch of a maple tree in December.
A silver-spotted skipper butterfly (Epargyreus clarus) is sipping nectar atop a purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) in summer.
A cute juvenile American goldfinch bird (Carduelis tristis) surveys the scene while clinging to the stem of a tall verbena bonariensis in summer.
A juvenile gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) perches on a wrought iron pole in summer.
A white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) prepares to leave the bird feeder with a sunflower seed.
A young female house sparrow (Passer domesticus) surveys the scene from her perch on a tree stump in November.
A male American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) dons his drab winter colors with only a tinge of yellow on his breast as he ground feeds on fallen seeds in November.
A mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) searches for seeds among pine needles in a warm sunny spot in November.
A young male house sparrow (Passer domesticus) stretches to full height from his perch on a bird feeder in November.
A male monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is sipping nectar from a verbena bonariensis wildflower in September.
A mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) nestles in sun-warmed pine needles in autumn.
Shaggy bark of river birch tree (Betula nigra) in northern New Jersey garden winter January 2020
A female monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) visits a common milkweed plant (Asclepias syriaca) with a seedpod in autumn.
A Peck's skipper butterfly (Polites peckius) is sipping nectar from a fading verbena bonariensis wildflower on a sunny autumn day.
The seeds and silks of butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) are a fall feature of gardens designed to attract monarch butterflies.
A male American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) enjoys the bounty of dried purple coneflower seeds (Echinacea purpurea) in September.
A monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is sipping nectar from a fading pink zinnia in September.
A male monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is sipping nectar from verbena bonariensis wildflower blossom in September.
Winter solstice sunrise between oak trees on foggy morning in northern New Jersey garden winter December 2019
White buds on a Golden Raindrops crabapple tree (Malus transitoria) are opening on a sunny spring day in May 2020.
A chokeberry shrub (Aronia arbutifolia) is bursting in bloom in spring May 2020.
Female northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) perched on feeder in northern New Jersey garden spring May 2019
Stiffneck garlic scapes (Allium sativum) on curling stalks in northern New Jersey vegetable garden in spring June 2019
A monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) sips nectar from a red zinnia garden flower.
A sweet little female house sparrow (Passer domesticus) nestles in the leaves of a giant sunflower (Helianthus annuus).
Female monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) sips nectar from  a verbena bonariensis wildflower.
Feisty male house sparrow (Passer domesticus) rules from his perch on a tree stump.
Yellow wild senna blossoms (Senna hebecarpa) glow in summer sunshine.
A silver-spotted skipper butterfly (Epargyreus clarus) is looking over a sunflower leaf that exhibits the butterfly's shadow in summer.
A monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is sipping nectar from verbena bonariensis wildflower in summer.
An American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) is straddling branches of a purple verbena bonariensis wildflower.
                               Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) gathering nectar on swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) in northern New Jersey in July 2018
Painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardul) gathering nectar on pink zinnia flower (Z. elegans) in northern New Jersey garden October 2017
Male American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) is perched on a fence against a green background.
Male American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) surveys his surroundings from a rusty wire fence perch.
Pods of swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) bursting open to display silk with seeds attached in northern New Jersey garden summer September 2019
Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) sipping nectar on yellow blossom of cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum) wildflower in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Cute juvenile American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) balancing on stem of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) with yellow blossom and green spiky sepals  in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Female monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) laying eggs on leaf of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Harvested garlic scapes are arranged in a honey pot.
White eastern redbud tree in bloom (Cercis canadensis var. alba) in northern New Jersey garden spring April 2019
White blossoms are blooming against a green background on a magnolia tree.
A bumble bee (Bombus spp.) is searching for nectar in blueberry buds (Vaccinium spp.) on a spring day in May 2020.
Pink blossoms on a dogwood tree (Cornus florida) float against a background of branches leafing out on a spring day in May 2020.
Feisty young female cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) claims possession of a sunflower seed at the bird feeder in spring May 2020.
Golden Raindrops crabapple tree (Malus transitoria) exhibits an abundance of white blossoms on a sunny spring day in May 2020.
A bumble bee (Bombus spp.) collects nectar and pollen from the white blossom of a Golden Raindrops crabapple tree (Malus transitoria) on a sunny spring day in May 2020.
White blossoms on a Golden Raindrops crabapple tree (Malus transitoria) dazzle the eye on a spring day in May 2020.
A red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) pauses at the bird feeder before selecting a sunflower seed and flying away in spring May 2020.
Violet blooms on wild columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) cast a fierce shadow on old wooden fence on a sunny spring day in May 2020.
Orange bugles of a noninvasive honeysuckle vine (Lonicera sempervirens) proclaim that spring has arrived in May 2020.
Juvenile house sparrow (Passer domesticus) birds splashing in bird bath in northern New Jersey garden fall October 2019
Pink blossoms on a dogwood tree (Cornus florida) seem to float in air against a lush green grass background in spring May 2020.
Pink blossoms on a dogwood tree (Cornus florida) herald the coming of spring May 2020.
Bumble bee (Bombus spp.) sipping nectar and storing pollen on deep pink zinnia blossom in northern New Jersey garden summer September 2019
Yellow daffodils reflect the bright sunshine in spring April 2020.
Young female house sparrow (Passer domesticus) bird perched on dead magnolia tree branch with winterberry branch in foreground in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Young female northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) bird perched on red bird feeder crunching sunflower seed in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Dazzling yellow daffodils dance in the sunshine of a spring day in March 2020.
Female eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucus) sipping nectar from verbena bonariensis wildflower with background of purple coneflowers in northern New Jersey garden summer July 2019
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