Posted October 14, 2008 by Racquel in Butterflies. 17 Comments
Butterflies … not quite birds, as they were not quite flowers, mysterious and fascinating as are all indeterminate creatures. –Elizabeth Goudge
Posted by Shirley Bovshow "EdenMaker" on October 14, 2008 at 1:16 am
I adore butterflies!
Me too Shirley. They are nature’s flowers. Thanks for visiting today. 🙂
Posted by Tyra on October 14, 2008 at 2:13 am
Yes they are very beautiful, it is rare though that I can catch them with opened wings with my camera. 😦 /LOL Tyra
Thanks Tyra. I captured several pictures of this Monarch on my Butterfly Bush, but this was the only shot where he displayed his colorful wings open for me. 🙂
Posted by Kanak on October 14, 2008 at 5:12 am
I’ll always stop where the word ‘butterfly’ is mentioned! Loved the picture and the quote!
Thanks Kanak. I’m glad you stopped by today to enjoy my butterfly photo. 🙂
Posted by Linda on October 14, 2008 at 7:34 am
Wow-great picture. I see them flying, but never get a photo opportunity. Thanks for sharing yours!
I’m glad you enjoyed my butterfly photo today Linda. 🙂 You are quite welcome!
Posted by Darla on October 14, 2008 at 7:44 am
I finally captured a Monarch last evening. Beautiful butterfly.
Can’t wait to see the photo Darla! Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
Posted by tina on October 14, 2008 at 8:24 am
What a super visitor and great picture to remember it by! Like the poem too.
Thanks Tina. I took several pictures a week ago of this Monarch. I’m glad you liked the poem too. 🙂
Posted by Susie on October 14, 2008 at 8:46 am
I enjoy watching them so much! I love the way they just kind of float along looking for some beautiful bloom to say hello to. Enjoyed the quote too!
I do too, Susie. 🙂 Especially the Monarchs with their colorful wings. Glad you enjoyed the photo & quote too.
Posted by Cameron (Defining Your Home Garden) on October 14, 2008 at 8:50 am
There are still a few Monarchs around, but the Swallowtails seem to be gone. I spotted a sulpher or two and a gorgeous Frittilary, too. Cameron
Same here Cameron. Our areas must be quite similar. 🙂
Posted by Marnie on October 14, 2008 at 9:26 am
Beautiful photo. I don’t believe I’ve see a white butterfly bush(buddleia).
Thanks Marnie. I’ve had that Butterfly for about 5-6 years now. It is a great long time bloomer. I would love to have a purple variety.
Posted by Kathleen on October 14, 2008 at 11:22 am
Love them too!! Although they’ve been gone from my garden for awhile now. Lucky you to still have them in yours.
I do feel quite blessed to still have them lingering in the garden. They love that Butterfly Bush!
Posted by Gail on October 14, 2008 at 12:14 pm
If they would only hold their beautiful wings open so we can all get great photos! Beautiful visitor and flower, Racquel. I had a Monarch visitor recently, they were scarce this year, so when one showed up I followed it from flower to flower trying to catch an open winged shot;-) Gail
I took several pics of this beauty & this was the only shot I got with the wings open. Thanks Gail, I’m glad you enjoyed the photo today. They have been few & far between here too Gail. Sometimes you just get lucky & have your camera with you. 🙂
Posted by Paula on October 14, 2008 at 12:23 pm
What a great photo! That butterfly is so big, and I love the little white flowers it’s resting on. There’s just something wonderful and entrancing about butterflies. Lovely quote, too!
Thanks Paula. I’m glad you enjoyed the butterfly photo & quote today! 🙂
Posted by Cindy on October 14, 2008 at 12:34 pm
What a beautiful monarach! I love the accompanying poem as well.
Thanks Cindy, glad you enjoyed the poem & picture of the Monarch today. 🙂
Posted by Carla on October 14, 2008 at 1:10 pm
Perfect in flight capture!!! Can’t beat a monarch!
Thanks Carla, I was real pleased with this shot. 🙂 I took a bunch of pictures of this Monarch & this was the only one with his wings open.
Posted by Balisha on October 14, 2008 at 1:57 pm
Your butterfly quote by Elizabeth Goudge reminds me that I used to read some of her writing…years ago. They were lovely books…think I’ll go to the library and get one. That butterfly is beautiful.
Glad I reminded you of a favorite author. Thanks Balisha. 🙂
Posted by fairegarden on October 14, 2008 at 5:19 pm
Hi Racquel, so wonderful to see the monarch in your garden. We have a couple of them at present but the vast numbers of butterflies are gone. I worry that they need to get moving too to reach their destination.
Hi Frances, I’m glad you enjoyed my visitor. I’m sure you are right about them migrating south for the winter. The weather is getting cooler in the mornings & evenings now. The days here are still quite warm though.
Posted by Chris and Laurie on October 14, 2008 at 7:23 pm
Great monarch picture. I love the quote.
Thanks Laurie & Chris. I’m glad you enjoyed my Monarch photo & quote today. 🙂
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