Friday, September 28, 2007

Butterfly break

About once an hour
I have to go outside.

The Dainty Sulphur is so tiny
not even an inch across.

Little Yellow is a little
larger, 1 1/2 inches,
from wing tip to wing tip.



The Orange Sulphur
is about 2 inches across.



The Clouded Sulphur is medium sized,
measuring 2 1/2 inches.

I watched the Praying Mantis catch a bee for her lunch
and a skipper for dessert.
I did take pictures.
We have lots of bees and skippers.



12 comments:

Sheila said...

Although it sounds gruesome, the mantis is only doing what she needs to do to survive. I am amazed that she caught a bee. Not an easy thing to do surely?

Q said...

Dear Sheila,
I also think it is very cool the Mantis could catch a bee. I could have posted photos but I was not sure...
It is the way of nature and I am happy the Mantis is finding food.
Sherry

Sprite said...

*****

It is amazing to actually see the butterflies and know the sizes in comparison to the flowers. It's fun to learn details like that.

Thank you.

L~ *sprite

red tin heart said...

These little butterflies are so sweet. xoxo Nita

smilnsigh said...

I love the little *fuzzzz,* on the Sulpher's heads.

Mari-Nanci

Q said...

Dear Sprite,
When I do a butterfly or bird report I will include more information! Glad to know you like that.
I can also include the name of the flower if that would be helpful.
~Sherry~

Q said...

Dear Nita,
The yellow butterflies are very pretty flittering about in the yard.
I like all the different varieties.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear MAri-Nanci,
One of the joys of up close photos is being able to see the details.
I too like the "fuzz".
Sherry

Sprite said...

*****

Dearest Sherry,

Flower, plant and herb names are so wonderful to know. I have found that since belonging to your community - I have actually identified some flowers, some birds and some butterflies when outdoors. For someone without field guides, it's a great way to learn.

I know many here already know the names, I am still learning. Perhaps there are some others that are learning too.

I love what you do and what you share. I adore your photography.

Thank you for all that you give.

Much love~
*sprite

Mary said...

Once an hour, ey? Do you set a timeclock? LOL! "Oops. Gotta go check things out!"

Ok, I'm loopy tonight.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
No clock needed...I seem to miss seeing all the wings.
I am trying to get some inside things taken care of while it is daylight! I ought to do inside at night after the birds and butterflies go to bed.
You need to sleep, Sweetheart. You will need energy for dancing in the rain.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Sprite,
Oh, you are so kind. I shall include as much info as I can either in the posts or in comments.
I am still learning too!
So much to know.
Sherry