Our tiny yard here in Houston’s First Ward started as a patch of grass. First, we added some canna lilies. Later, we got rid of the grass and turned the rest of the yard into a drought-resistant oasis of local(ish) plants. We’re now an established monarch breeding ground — we see them from early spring through about Thanksgiving every year.
During Hurricane Harvey, my office was closed and we worked from home. This gave me a great opportunity to shoot our little friends in all stages of growth! I took a few hundred photos and have been sorting them since to find the ones that I might want to print for the new house that we’re building.