Friday, March 19, 2010

First Butterfly of the Season

An Eastern Comma butterfly
came to the deck.

It was warm this afternoon, 63 degrees.


I put a few pear pieces out just in case a
butterfly woke up
and was hunting for sweet juice.

The bees also like rotting fruit.
I was so very excited to see
the first butterfly of the season.



The wind shifted to the northwest.
The temperatures began to drop.
Snow is on the way.

11 comments:

Randy Emmitt said...

Sherry,
I have seen a few anglewings but none have allowed close inspection yet! We did see a Spring Azure on Sunday!

Enjoyed the photos!

Judy said...

Sherry, I love the shadow under the butterfly in that first photo!

Cathy said...

excellent photos but please keep any snow you get ;-)

Mel said...

Dearest Sherry,

I love this post. It is a new season in my life, living in a new city and starting from scratch. I feel a bit like a butterfly out of place surrounded by all those bees.

Thank you for always being a source of inspiration.

Besos,

Mel (in Cusco!!)

sweet bay said...

Beautiful photos! The Cabbage Whites are out here, and I even saw a couple of Variegated Fritillaries last week. What a brilliant color they were!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

A butterfly already! I didn't see many last year, I hope there will be more in 2010.

I'm so glad they changed our forecast! We were expecting snow on Sunday, now they are say 50° and rain. Much better!

Barb said...

Thank goodness you got these photos before the snow arrives. I like the way the sun was shining through the butterfly's wings. It snowed a foot here in Denver today!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What beautiful photos Sherry. I haven't seen a bee or a butterfly in my garden yet. We were sitting on the patio the other day and my DB saw a butterfly pass by the apple tree but I couldn't find it. Happy Spring.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry....Oh my, sweet butterfly....her wings are a trifle worn, but her beauty shines through.
I read in the paper today that our butterflies would have suffered in the harsh winter. Many would have fallen to the low temperatures. I am hoping my gardens provided shelter and sanctuary for them. Time will tell.

I had tears in my eyes when I saw your photograph....spring is here, and my heart beats a little faster.......

I hope to do safari tomorrow. It is my sons birthday and we are all going out for a family lunch.....I have a feeling it will be a long lunch......

dAwN said...

Ahh ..beautiful post Sherry!

Merisi said...

Your butterfly warmed my heart, thank you!
So so sweet.