Thursday, July 05, 2007


A Dainty Sulphur,
only 3/4 of an inch across,
found nectar in the blooming Oregano.
So tiny, I had trouble focusing on her.
I have seen these darlings before in the open areas.
I never had a photo until this morning.

An Orange Sulphur,
over twice as large,
measuring 2 1/2 inches wing tip to wing tip
landed on a blooming thistle, for just an instant.
The Orange Sulphur flitted and flew about. Never landing again.
She will be back. I have miniature Snapdragons in bloom.
I know she likes them!


Mary said...

I've seen these, Sherry. I can't get a photograph because they have attention deficit disorder. You are very good with them!

Mary C said...

Great pix, Sherry. Love your comment, Mary - it made me laugh.

Sheila said...

They probably enjoyed the results of the rain... it freshens up all the plants for them.

Naturegirl said...

I am working much too hard in the garden and not enough of just watching the flying visitors!I must change my approach.Of course the camera shall be in hand! hugs NG

Q said...

Dear Mary,
Butterfly, ADD!!
They are too.
I seem to be able to get them to stay a wee bit. The Dainties are sooo small.
The Orange Sulphers do like lots of plants to nectar on so they need the en-mass beds. Right now I currently without those as the bunnies ate all the flowers. I will plant again and again and again.....
I think marigolds are bunny safe as are the zinnias.

Q said...

Dear Mary C,
Thanks! Mary is so funny.
I laugh too. It is nice to be in such good natured company.

Q said...

Dear Sheila,
We have had plenty of rain. I do think you are right. I think sometimes the butterflies are drinking water off the leaves.

Q said...

Dear Naturegirl,
My knees only let me sit or knell for half an hour before I have to get up and walk about some.
I am slowly reclaiming the gardens from the "wilds". Camera is by my side now all the time. I have missed more "great shots" than I wish to think about!