Hi Sherry, Your photos are magnificent! In the first one, the butterfly almost looks human!!Well the storm moved here. I also was on my deck feeling the energy of the wind picking up, some raindrops and cooling. Then strong rains came and now it looks like it's clearing.Your tree books look interesting. I have lots of trees in my backyard, too many I think, but I have my favourites.I have bees in the siding of my house! I sit on the back deck and if I sit too close to the house, the bees get angry. So I moved my chair away and just watched. Sure enough the bees were entering the siding, right by the back door.
I love the colors in that first photo Sherry. The light on the rose is fabulous too. Lucky you to get a cool down. It is supposed to cool off her tuesday. I am looking forward to it.
Thanks for the Safari! Its always fun!
I have been painting trees lately... it is like portraiture.
Dear Sherry,The sulphur is beautiful and very similar to our Brimstone (one of my favourite butterflies)Lovely colour combination with the almost black lily.Trees are wonderful. I have a collection of books about them.They fascinate me.Riley will often hug a tree, with his face turned. 'Come listen Nanna, the tree is talking'I remember one Spring Poppi Riley and I hugged a tree to see if we could hear the sap rising. For me, a very beautiful moment.Lord of the Rings....I have read the complete collection so many times.My Auntie left me the old tape version. It was produced by the BBC. The box and tapes are in perfect order and wonderful to listen to on a drear winter day.I cannot wait until the children are a little older so that we can listen together.
Gorgeous photos of the butterflies, Sherry! I love the way the sulphur gets into that daylily. I have been wondering where all the butterflies are this year. Last year I had dozens of buckeyes at one time, and this year I've seen only one. I have always meant to read the rest of Tolkien's work--I've only read The Hobbit. His works seem like the perfect way to enjoy the magic of the trees.Off to Oregon tomorrow, and probably my last visit there as Daughter is moving back home. I'm going to soak up as much of the Pacific Northwest as I can while I'm there. Have a great week!
Although we have an abundance of bees in my neck of the woods, the butterflies are sparse by comparison. I love your collection of photos.
such a lovely post that overflows with gorgeous photography. Trees are treasures for sure. I love your idea of following a bee, I might have to give that a try.
Sherry, I am in love with that first photo! I can't get over the way the sun is shining through both petals and wings, bringing an additional depth to both!!
The Sulphur and the Daylily are a perfect color combination. I like listening to trees whisper, too. They have secrets to share. Wonderful photos, Sherri.
Oh how I've missed catching your SS's! Your photos are magnificent as always, and you have the loveliest way to describe your outings. I truly feel as if I am there! The older I get, the more I realize that I have the most peace when I'm communing with our beautiful, wonderful, natural world. Have a fabulous Sunday :) Loving this cooler weather. -Tammy
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