Friday, March 28, 2008

Cabbage White Butterfly

This afternoon I was on the deck reading.
It felt warm in the sun even though it was only 52 degrees.
Out of the corner of my eye I saw the Cabbage White.

Butterflies!

16 comments:

Mary said...

And your heart stopped for a moment, right?

So happy for you. Butterfies are back!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, beautiful butterfly. Sweet cabbage white.....a pure joy!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Aaahhh Cabbage White is usually my first butterfly of the year. I haven't seen one yet. I can't wait.

Jayne said...

Yay! Butterflies! Beautiful!

Q said...

Dear Mary,
My heart did stop for a moment!
It is still very cold, 33 degrees right now. Seeing the Cabbage White was a joy! I hope it warms up a bit next week and more butterflies come out. I do love the birds but the butterflies send my heart soaring!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
The butterflies are the most joyful for me. I love the bees and lady beetles too but for some reason when I see the butterflies I just think all is well in my world.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I had thought I would see an Eastern Comma or a Questionmark first this year.
It really has not been very warm. The sun helped out yesterday.
I am looking forward to cleaning the flowerbeds and getting my letuuce seeds planted.
The gardens are waking up. Everyday it seems a bit greener outside.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Jayne,
So happy to see the butterflies.
How are your nesting blue birds? I took a nice series of photos of a Red Bellied Woodpecker getting her nesting hole just perfect!
It is a wonderful time of year, birds, bugs and blooms!
Sherry

smilnsigh said...

Oh, his body looks so soft and fluffy and fuzzy. I want to touch it, in your photo. But of course, a human touch would injure. So... no... Not for real. :-)

mon@rch said...

Wow, I can't wait for our Cabbage White's to return! hmm did I just say that! Well, anyways then spring will be here!

Marvin said...

Nice work, Sherry. I've seen butterflies, but haven't gotten one to pose yet.

Q said...

Mari-Nanci,
I think it is okay to touch butterflies. You do have to be careful not to brush off their scales.
I am so happy I saw a butterfly. That will keep me going another week at least!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Tom,
LOL! I know what you mean. Cabbage Whites can cause lots of damage!
They are considered a pest by some gardeners. I like them!
Spring will be in your neck of the woods very soon!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Marvin,
They can be quick in the Spring.
Loking forward to seeing your butterflies this year.
Sherry

Catherine said...

Wow nice capture of the butterfly..they seem early this year! ~But that is fine with me!:)
I have an award for you in honor of your Excellent blog~so come by and pick it up when you have time!
Cat

Q said...

Dear Cat,
Thank you so much! I am honored.
It has been rather chilly so I have not seen butterflies yet!
Last year I had all sorts in MArch.
Glad it is starting to warm up some and the butterflies are emerging.
I do love them!
Sherry