Thursday, June 12, 2008

Orange Lilies

The Orange Lilies have opened.

A male Tiger Swallowtail found them.

I am watching the sky

more storms are on their way.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Both are just beautiful Sherry. In the first photo it looks like the butterfly is playing peek a boo with you.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful colors of Orange and Yellow!

Shelley said...

The colors of the flowers intermingled with the butterfly are amazing!

Leanne said...

stunning photography, really wonderful. My lilies havent opened yet, looking forward to that though!

Leanne x

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
The first photo is me sneaking up....
I saw the Tiger while I was out in the yard. Did not know the Swallowtails would go for lilies.
Glad they do!

Q said...

Dear Tom,
I was wowed!!!
My husband likes the deep orange of these lilies. I thought he also would enjoy the yellow of the Tiger added on.

Q said...

Dear Shellmo,
I thought the same thing!
There is a pair of tangerine sandals I have been thinking of ordering. After seeing the Tiger with the lilies I think I will go for the sandals. Orange goes with so many colors!

Q said...

Dear Leanne,
Thank you! This series is a wee different. Glad you enjoyed it.
You will be so pleased when your lilies open. The daylilies are somewhat late this year. It has been a bit wet. I do not mind the delay.

smilnsigh said...

Tiger Lilies, lovely! And beautiful photo captures of them...

You live in tornado alley. Oh sigh...

'Smilnsigh' blog

meggie said...

Tiger Lillies always remind me of my Grandmother. She had the orange ones, & the pink.

Marvin said...

Grand lilies and great capture of the Tiger Swallowtail. The brightness of those orange lilies almost makes the swallowtail look drab. They are bright and beautiful.

kkryno said...

These are my husband's favoite blooms. When he sees the beauiful contrast of colors between the lillies and the butterfly, I'm sure it will take his breath away. Thank you for another wonderful example of what is right in this world! Love, Vikki

Q said...

Dear Mari-Nanci,
These Lilies are orange Asiatics. The Tiger Lilies will bloom in early July! These look very similiar. A few years ago I was smitten by orange flowers. I bought these for the Easter table. After Easter I planted them in the back garden. They took off.
Seeing the Tiger Swallowtail in them was thrilling.
I do live in tornado alley! I would not live in the mid-west with out a basement!
Always exciting around K.C. in the summertime!

Q said...

Dear Meggie,
I have seen some very beautiful pink lilies. I still seem to be drawn to orange...must be the need for the energy.
I love the way flowers can remind us of loved ones.

Q said...

Dear Marvin,
I was so surprised at how small the Tiger appeared too. Normally I think the Tigers are huge.
Watching this buttterfly nectar in the lilies was amazing. He was covered with pollen each time he came out of the throat of a lily.
I do enjoy watching the bugs....

Q said...

Dear Vikki,
I took another series of photos of this Tiger in the Lilies with the sun shining...I am rather wowed myself!
Mother Nature does good!!!
I too love the colors.
Glad you are enjoying the butterflies.
Enjoy your girls.
So very fun!

ICQB said...

I look forward to your photos. They always wow me and inspire me. I'm glad to have found your beautiful blogs. It's been wonderful to stop by and look at your beautiful pictures here at Q's corner, and to walk with you over at Walking in Beauty.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Thank you for these beautiful images!

Mel said...

I miss visiting you!! :(

Q said...

Dear Icqb,
Thank you for leaving a comment. It is nice getting to know you. I appriciate you taking the time to connect.
I enjoy taking pictures and I hope to leave a little something for each person that comes by. Maybe they will see the bugs and the birds in their backyards a bit differently once they see how fantastic they are. No need to kill a bug! Catch and release is our way.
I did not get out to walk today. Hope to tomorrow. When ever I stay in I walk in place. I just must move the body every day!
Thank you for walking with me. I never feel alone.

Q said...

Dear Mel,
I miss you too. You have so much going on right now. Do come by as you are able. I will check in with you and Tommy.