Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I am grateful

The temperatures continued
to rise this afternoon.
I was hoping for a butterfly.

The Eastern Comma floated down from the sky.
At first I thought she was a leaf.

I am so grateful to see her.
She is my November butterfly.

She winters over as an adult
in the bark of a tree.

She could emerge again this coming winter.
She likes rotting fruit.
Here she is in her cool-season dress.


Anonymous said...

Yes! Blogger is letting me leave a comment today. Last night,it wouldn't

What jewel of a butterfly. Love how the light is captured on its wings. Did excellent job with camera.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These butterflies frequent our garden too. Ihaven't seen one in some time. They are especially attracted to the rotten apples from our tree.

Mary said...

I am taking your advice on rotting fruit. I need to find a place where the Mockers won't devour it, though.

Stunning photos!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

She is beautiful1 A little gift from God to you... xoxo Nita

Q said...

Dear Cathy,
Oh dear, I do know how frustrating Blogger can be. I would miss your comments so very much. So glad it worked!
Thank you. The light was "funny". It was cloudy and the sun was peaking out every so often. I was so very pleased Eastern Comma came out just when she did. I do think this butterfly is beautiful! I may think that about all the butterflies. LOL!

Q said...

Dear Mary,
My Mockingbirds do not like mashed up bananas, so I do them most of the time for the butterflies. Also last spring when I had oranges out for the Orioles the butterflies liked the shells with just a trace of pulp left in them.
You have lots of butterflies in your area and I bet they are out all winter!
thank you.
I was so excited about seeing Miss Comma that my heart was beating fast.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
All sorts of butterflies like rotting fruit. We both are in areas that all winter, on a warm day, we could have a few butterflies. The Question Mark is also a common "fruit" butterfly as is the Mourning Cloak. Since I do not have fruit trees I have to set up butterfly feeders.
I love taking pictures of butterflies.

Q said...

Dear Nita,
Yes, she is a gift from God.
All of nature is.
Hopefully I can keep the gift alive and share the beauty that is all around us. Perhaps if each of us honours the gift nature will have a chance.
Happy Thanksgiving,

smilnsigh said...

Happy Thanksgiving.


Q said...

Dear Mari-Nanci,
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
May each day we find a way of saying,"Thank you". Let us be grateful today for the blessings we have.