Thursday, September 20, 2007

Butterfly wings

The Painted Ladies returned today.
I had not seen them since June.
They were with the Pearl Crescents,
the Swallowtails and the Monarchs.
The Gray Hairstreaks also returned.
I had not seen them since last October.
They were with the Eastern Tailed-blues.

Butterflies in all sizes and colors grace my gardens.

I am in awe.


Anonymous said...

these guys rock and I really love that one photo with the crescent flying in the background!

The French Nest said...


I am in awe of your photos...they are spectacular! I think the Pearl Crescent butterfly is my favourite...they are simply stunning!


~Red Tin Heart~ said...

So very wonderful. xoxo nita

Q said...

Hi Mon@rch,
I was very happy to see the Painted Ladies again. The Gray Hairstreaks are so tiny!! My butterfly book says there are over 400 different species of butterflies in my area. I am far from 400!

Q said...

Hi Kate,
The Pearl Crescents are very charming. Not too skittish either.
Thank you.
I do love the butterflies...

Q said...

Hi Nita,
The butterflies just take my breath away. I never grow tired of watching them.

Mary said...

I love that one with the crescent in the background, too! Your yard must be loaded with beauties!

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I do have lots of butterflies in the yard each day!
They come and go. Watching them is just a delight.
The stands of zinnias have been a great nectar source. They like lots of flowers. Over seeding the Day Lilies with zinnia seed works every year.