I took a journey into my yard last week to count the butterflies before the first cold spell of the season blows in and was very surprised to find so many! I counted around fifteen Monarch’s still hanging out around the blue mist  flowers, which still had blooms and a couple of  the Frittillarias  dancing with each other among the passion-vine. Not so many of the Cabbage White Butterfly, but these are winter hardy and the population may grow as the days become colder!This is a great time to harvest seeds and distribute to areas for next spring and summer. I also planted new Tulip bulbs and Violas to overwinter and have had a lot of butterflies attracted to the blooms! Nothing like wandering and checking the garden for new surprises and old blooms to begin being creative and dreaming of the new season ahead!