Written by Irvin L. Rozier

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Those tiny seeds will spring fromrepparttar ground O my I spy another fire ant mound It's a battle to have a bountiful harvest But each year I plant and pray forrepparttar 149968 best

I know gardens are a gift from above I plant mine with care and tend it with love The garden of Eden was planted by God I wonder how he felt as he workedrepparttar 149969 sod

This year I ate some silver queen corn I picked it from my garden one Friday morn Straight fromrepparttar 149970 stalk torepparttar 149971 pot it went That sweet corn was worthrepparttar 149972 effort spent

Copyright 2005 Irvin L. Rozier

Author of My Walk with the Lord, www.selahbooks.com, various other poems and articles (do a google or yahoo search on my name), preacher, retired military

The Swallowtail -- A Beautiful Butterfly

Written by Christi Vega

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Pipevine Swallowtails are usually blackish in color. Their caterpillars eat pipe vines, aristolochias, which are woody vines with sharp smelling roots. This food makes most of these butterflies not very tasty to most predators. North American species includerepparttar Blue Swallowtail andrepparttar 149961 Gold Rim.

Zebra Swallowtails are aptly named for their color, which resembles that of a zebra, white with black stripes. There are only two members of this group in North Americarepparttar 149962 Zebra andrepparttar 149963 Dark Zebra Swallowtail. You’ll find their caterpillars on pawpaws and other members ofrepparttar 149964 Asimina species. Because of this very specialized host plant,repparttar 149965 Zebra numbers have dropped rapidly in recent years.

Have you seen a swallowtail recently?

Christi Vega is the author of "The Joy and Serenity of Creating A Butterfly Garden". Go to http://www.abutterflygarden.com to learn how you can create a beautiful garden that attracts these marvel winged creatures to your home. You may reprint this article in its entirety as long as the resource box is included.

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