Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

June 27, 2012

Buddleja and a Peninsula

I’m here with a little announcement this morning: feel free to take an extra day or two to finish up your photo hunt this month if need be.  Reason?  I have a last minute trip to Cape Cod planned for tomorrow through Saturday.  Saturday was the date the photo hunt was due, but now since I won’t be home until Saturday night, it is unlikely I will post my own hunt before Sunday since I’m not done taking my photos yet.

I didn’t want to head off to the Cape without leaving you with a few new pictures though.

I haven’t seen many butterflies yet this summer – but some lovely photos over at Robin’s place have me hoping I will see them soon.  My butterfly bushes are just beginning to bloom..
butterfly bush budding

and the milkweed is out too.  I’ve left some stalks here and there around the yard especially to entice the monarchs.

milkweed

I thought butterflies, and maybe the hummingbirds too, would find these lantana attractive but so far they don’t seem to be of much interest.

lantana

I’ve been enjoying watching the color-changing that the blooms go through as they mature.

fresh raspberries

The raspberries are ripening regularly now, and I’ve been enjoying eating a daily handful.  I suspect we will have quite a few to pick when we get back.

Our weather forecast for the Cape over the next few days couldn’t be nicer: upper 70’s to low 80’s with mostly sunny skies.  My mom tells me the summer kick-off sand sculpture event in her town is happening over the next few days, so I’ll be looking forward to seeing that.  Last year I saw what was left of the sculptures after a couple weeks had passed.
sand sculpture

It looks like we have a nice few days to look forward to – I hope you have something nice to look forward to too. I’ll be back in the blogosphere on Sunday, and also looking forward to seeing your photo hunts. (Gee, that’s a lot of looking forward! ;-) )

Are you wondering at all about my blog post title?  I was having trouble coming up with a title for this post even though I knew what I was going to write about, so I decided to wait until I was finished writing to title it.  I thought of “Down the Cape” or “Capeward Bound” as possible titles but they seemed blah to me.  I googled “butterfly bush” for possible inspiration and that’s where I found “Buddleja.”  According to Wikipedia (and I know you have to take information found on Wikipedia with a grain of salt), Buddleja is :

commonly known as the Butterfly Bush,[4] is a genus of flowering plants. The generic name bestowed by Linnaeus posthumously honoured the Reverend Adam Buddle (1662–1715), a botanist and rector in Essex, England, at the suggestion of Dr William Houstoun. Houstoun sent the first plants to become known to science as buddleja (B. americana) to England from the Caribbean about 15 years after Buddle’s death.[1]

The peninsula, of course, is Cape Cod.  Buddleja, peninsula – they kind of rhyme, no?   If that title doesn’t get me noticed by WordPress, I’ll never be “Freshly Pressed,” lol!

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15 Comments »

  1. Safe travels, Karma! The weather should be spectacular!

    Comment by milkayphoto — June 27, 2012 @ 2:16 pm | Reply

    • Yes, the weather was lovely :-)

      Comment by Karma — July 1, 2012 @ 8:23 am | Reply

  2. Those raspberries are making my mouth water! Yum. :)

    Hopefully WordPress will take note of your creative title, and put you on that front page. Have a great trip! Looking forward to seeing some of those sand sculptures. Thank you for the link.

    Comment by Robin — June 27, 2012 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

    • Ah, well, no notice from WordPress – didn’t really think they would, lol.
      Thanks. The sand sculptures were pretty cool – I will definitely have an upcoming post about them.

      Comment by Karma — July 1, 2012 @ 8:25 am | Reply

  3. Yay! Cause I NEED a couple of extra days!!!! Have a great trip!

    Comment by Dawn K — June 27, 2012 @ 8:58 pm | Reply

    • Happy to oblige, Dawn. I meant to finish my photo hunt at the Cape, but it completely left my mind, lol. I’ll cobble something together!

      Comment by Karma — July 1, 2012 @ 8:25 am | Reply

  4. Have fun at the Cape! We are heading west, way west. Love the raspberry shot.

    Comment by Becky Sue — June 28, 2012 @ 8:52 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Becky! Way, way west? Can’t wait to see how far west.

      Comment by Karma — July 1, 2012 @ 8:26 am | Reply

  5. Enjoy your days at the Cape, Robin. I would LOVE to go to the Cape! Gosh, it seems like your summer is much ahead of ours. We are only enjoying strawberries, not yet dreaming of raspberries. And milkweed? Haven’t seen any yet. Good luck with your photo hunt! :)

    Comment by Kathy — June 30, 2012 @ 2:52 pm | Reply

    • Ha, ha – you called me Robin! Had you just popped over to Robin’s place, Kathy? ;-)
      I am surprised that we are eating the backyard raspberries already. I’ve barely had my fill of strawberries yet – I hope I didn’t miss them all while I was at the Cape!

      Comment by Karma — July 1, 2012 @ 8:28 am | Reply

      • Oh what a huge blush! I am sorry, Robin, errr, Dawn, errr, Karma! I am sure I must have just been visiting the bogs, or maybe was still pondering Robin’s comment up above. Karma, Karen, Karma, Karen. Truly, I know who you are!

        Comment by Kathy — July 1, 2012 @ 8:55 am

  6. […] I set a June 30th deadline – something else I’ve never been very strict about.  Then I announced it would only be fair to allow you some more […]

    Pingback by My Own,..uh, kinda, well, sort of… Photo Hunt « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — July 1, 2012 @ 3:53 pm | Reply

  7. That Lantana is amazing. I must see if there are any here and if there are, get one. :) Lovely photos, thanks for sharing them.

    Comment by Val — July 11, 2012 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

    • The lantana has been really nice and easy to care for as a container plant. I hope you are able to find some! Thanks Val.

      Comment by Karma — July 12, 2012 @ 9:01 am | Reply

  8. […] I think its Latin name is “collius buddlejollius”   (okay who remembers that obscure reference from an earlier post?) […]

    Pingback by As Summer Wears On « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — July 30, 2012 @ 9:22 am | Reply


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