For my birthday about 14 years ago, my friend Betty gave me this book.I’ve always loved it because it’s just beautiful to look at.  At the time she gave it to me I had just bought a house in Denver and David and I were trying to build a garden paradise in the back yard.  She though the book would be helpful.

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And then recently I’ve been seeing a lot of this guy, and his relatives.  I don’t think he is such a good bug for my garden given he is eating my tomatoes.  But he is nice to look at.


today I started this guy….not so pretty yet, but I have hope