Friday, September 28, 2007

Butterfly break

About once an hour
I have to go outside.

The Dainty Sulphur is so tiny
not even an inch across.

Little Yellow is a little
larger, 1 1/2 inches,
from wing tip to wing tip.

The Orange Sulphur
is about 2 inches across.

The Clouded Sulphur is medium sized,
measuring 2 1/2 inches.

I watched the Praying Mantis catch a bee for her lunch
and a skipper for dessert.
I did take pictures.
We have lots of bees and skippers.


Sheila said...

Although it sounds gruesome, the mantis is only doing what she needs to do to survive. I am amazed that she caught a bee. Not an easy thing to do surely?

Q said...

Dear Sheila,
I also think it is very cool the Mantis could catch a bee. I could have posted photos but I was not sure...
It is the way of nature and I am happy the Mantis is finding food.

Sprite said...


It is amazing to actually see the butterflies and know the sizes in comparison to the flowers. It's fun to learn details like that.

Thank you.

L~ *sprite

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

These little butterflies are so sweet. xoxo Nita

smilnsigh said...

I love the little *fuzzzz,* on the Sulpher's heads.


Q said...

Dear Sprite,
When I do a butterfly or bird report I will include more information! Glad to know you like that.
I can also include the name of the flower if that would be helpful.

Q said...

Dear Nita,
The yellow butterflies are very pretty flittering about in the yard.
I like all the different varieties.

Q said...

Dear MAri-Nanci,
One of the joys of up close photos is being able to see the details.
I too like the "fuzz".

Sprite said...


Dearest Sherry,

Flower, plant and herb names are so wonderful to know. I have found that since belonging to your community - I have actually identified some flowers, some birds and some butterflies when outdoors. For someone without field guides, it's a great way to learn.

I know many here already know the names, I am still learning. Perhaps there are some others that are learning too.

I love what you do and what you share. I adore your photography.

Thank you for all that you give.

Much love~

Mary said...

Once an hour, ey? Do you set a timeclock? LOL! "Oops. Gotta go check things out!"

Ok, I'm loopy tonight.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
No clock needed...I seem to miss seeing all the wings.
I am trying to get some inside things taken care of while it is daylight! I ought to do inside at night after the birds and butterflies go to bed.
You need to sleep, Sweetheart. You will need energy for dancing in the rain.

Q said...

Dear Sprite,
Oh, you are so kind. I shall include as much info as I can either in the posts or in comments.
I am still learning too!
So much to know.