Nicki & her Youth Service Volunteers off for another day of work in the Community Kitchen Garden growing food for FeedMore. #latergram #volunteers #nofilter #awesome #rva

You can never have too many Japanese windflowers! #rvablooms #naturerocks #nature #nofilter #iphone #rva #loveva #anemone #flowerstagram #flower #beautybreak #beautiful

Double purple passionflower or Passiflora incarnata one of my summer favorites! #maypop #rvablooms #summer #rva #blooms #photooftheday #beauty #beautybreak #naturerocks #purple #publicgardens #nature #native #flowerstagram (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

mindsflow:

Share a moment experiencing natural beauty with someone you love @lewisginter #bflies #butterfly #beautiful #nature #light #macro #aww #cute #garden #botanicalgarden #rva #richmond #summer #color #colors #nails #fun #happy #closeup #background #mood #mist #fog #focus #love #hands #holdhands #holdinghands #date #together (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens)

Awesome!

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Beautiful Rosa ‘Darcy Bussell’ — wonderful fragrance! #rvablooms #stopandsmelltheroses #beauty #beautybreak (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

It’s a perfect day. Just wow. Go outside! Here we’ve got dueling bees! #rva #bees #rvablooms #nature #naturerocks #nofilter (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

Ever wonder why they call this Japanese windflower? #anemone #rvablooms #lewisginter #flowerstagram #beautybreak #beauty #bees #flowers (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

Perfect morning for a walk through flower fields! This is Rudbeckia hirta or Black-eyed Susan. #flowerfields #flowers #flowerstagram #floweroftheday #rva #rvanews #rvablooms (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

What a totally & completely amazing day! Can you believe this is July in Richmond!? #rva #roses #rvablooms #beautybreak #beauty #blooms #flowerstagram #flowers #loveva #lewisginter (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

Right on cue: rain lilies! This one is Zephyranthes ‘Labuffarosa’. #rva #rvablooms #beauty #blooms #nofilter #nature #rain #rvablooms (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

Do you think this bug knows what a perfect picture he’s making? This is Dahlia ‘Mystic Illusion’. #naturerocks #nofilter #beautybreak #photooftheday #yellow (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

digitalpubliclibraryofamerica:

It’s National Moth Week — we offer these images in celebration. 

Image one and two credits:
The common moths of England / by the Rev. J.G. Wood ; with illustrations by E. Smith, T.W. Wood, and W.S. Coleman, 1870. Smithsonian Libraries via the Biodiversity Heritage Library. 

Image three credit:
Endpapers from The world of butterflies and moths. Klots, Alexander B. (Alexander Barrett), 1903-1989. Cornell University via HathiTrust.

Check out more about Moth Week over at the American Museum of Natural History and find more great moth texts over at dp.la.

(Reblogged from digitalpubliclibraryofamerica)

Thank goodness for the rain! We needed it. Pictured: Rosa ‘Francois Rabelais’ #rva #rvablooms #nofilter #naturerocks #rain #blooms #flowers

Never seen a blue & black bee before. He loves the Joe Pye weed! #rvablooms #nofilter #naturerocks (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

Loved this one soooo much we had to share it! #playoutdoors #kids #fun (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)