Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Widow Skimmer

I was looking for an Eastern Comma butterfly
when I saw the Widow Skimmer fly in.
I watched him land on an onion stalk.

I had watched these dragonflies at Powell Gardens last Saturday.
Today I watched the Widow Skimmer
in my own backyard.
I hope he liked my gardens.


Naturegirl said...

Absolutely STUNNING! Love the markings.. boy oh boy I am beginning to thing that you are ~the bird and bug fairy~ scooting around taking photos on the wings of a hummer!hummm! Love your photos soul sister! hugs NG

Sheila said...

More beautiful photos..!
The 'question mark', the 'comma'...butterflies named for punctuation..and they all deserve an exclamation mark..!! (or two)

Mary said...

Sherry, who wouldn't love your gardens! I just can't keep up with you, girl. I check on you three times a day and there's always something new and incredibly wonderful! I treasure your posts and wish I could comment elaborately every one of them!

Q said...

Dear Naturegirl,
I would love to fly like a Hummer!
That would be so fun, forward and backward and upside down!
I do love the bugs. They are so fascinating. Tonight as I watched the fireflies I thought about your comment. To be a Fairy would be nice too.
Soul Sisters!! YES!
Kindred Spirits that's us.
How is Mr. Bumbles? I have not seen him for a long time.
Hugs and blessings,

Q said...

Dear Sheila,
I like to go outside and take the camera and see what it is I can see.
It is so interesting to me how a butterfly or a plant gets its name. There are the Latin names but we know our plants and our bugs by simple "folk" names. I like those names the best.
They do deserve !! LOL

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I never know when I go out with my camera what I will see!
The way Blogger has me posting I can only do four photos at a time. Often I end up with three or four posts a day. When I download if there is something I just have to share I do a quick post.
I usually take a few hundred photos everyday. I make a slide show for my husband every afternoon so he can see what I saw during the day while he was at work.
Life is busy with birds and blooms and bugs. Most of the time whatever comes into the yard and I am able to get a photo is just serendipitous.
All of your comments are so kind!
I appreciate every word you type.
Knowing you come inspires me to post!

Jayne said...

Dragonflies seem to be a common theme in so many blogs lately! I will have to be on the lookout and see what I can find in my yard. Beautiful photos Sherry.

Q said...

Hi Jayne,
I enjoy the Dragonflies and the Damsels. I have two small garden ponds and usually will have a few Blue Dashers through the summer. Now that I am working on identifing the Dragonflies I think I am very aware. Like the birds and butterflies the Dragonflies and Damsels are beautiful.
Hope you enjoy the ones in your backyard too.