Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Perfect September Day

It was a beautiful September day,
sunny and 72 degrees.

More apples have fallen from the tree.

The Tawny Emperor butterflies are enjoying them.

The Red-spotted Purples
are also finding sweet apple juice.

Fallen apples make wonderful food for bees and ants too.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh Sherry, that first picture is a perfect fall photo.

Wendy said...

What a clear, vivid pic of the red-spotted purple butterfly. He's really gorgeous!

ChrisND said...

Sounds similar to our great day...temps above 70 after a stretch of 60's. It's great that the butterflies enjoy the apples too!

Belen said...

Sherry you must be so quietly as a cat to be able to
make this pictures of the butterflys. I love the clear septembrer light of the first picture.

Sheila said...

Great photos as always. The butterflies must really enjoy those apples, so sweet, and it must give them energy.
A good reason to leave a few windfalls on the ground for them.

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos and a great celebration of the wonderful weather we've been having.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Thank you.
I really liked it too. I think everything looks better with a butterfly friend.

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
Red-spotted Purples are very pretty.
I love seeing them flit about in the gardens.

Q said...

Dear Chris,
These perfect days are few and far between. I tried to stay out the entire day, just coming in for a drink of water. There are many butterflies that like rotting fruit. No one lives in my neighbor's house right now. I am enjoying the apples on the ground for the first year ever! The bees and deer and butterflies are also having a grand time.

Q said...

Dear Belen,
The butterflies are so happy to have the sweet apple juice they do not notice me. I do walk slowly up to them so as not to scare them.

Q said...

Dear Shelia,
It is a very good idea to leave some apples or pears to rot for the butterflies and bees.
Thank you.

Q said...

Dear Wren,
I bet if I sat near my neighbor's tree I would see some fruit eating birds come too. I set fruit out for the Orioles and I see many birds in the spring enjoying grape jelly. I think I will set up a chair on the next pretty day and see who does come to the apple tree.