Sunday, May 6, 2007

Butterfly





A visitor to our backyard:)

14 comments:

nanc said...

is that dianthus he's lighting on? you know, the more you deadhead dianthus, the more color you get from now through october? and that means more butterflies, bees and vision delights!

do y'all get the ladybugs in the fall?

The Merry Widow said...

Nanc-My first thought was primrose, but the edges are a little jagged for primrose.
Eyes-Nice flowers, I'm with the butterfly, tip-toe through the flowers(for me, I'd scrunch them if I stepped all over them).
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Always On Watch Two said...

Gorgeous photos!

I just love butterflies. In addition to their colors and their ways, they hold powerful symbolism--rebirth as a new form.

Eyes said...

Hi Nanc, Ya, I guess it is. I've always called them Batchelor Buttons. Dead head = snip the dead flowers off?

Eyes said...

Top of the morning TMW! Hope you had a wonderful birthday:>)

Eyes said...

AOW, True, true, true,,, They sure are beauties. This one hung around my flowers for about 15 minutes and wasn't afraid of me and my camera, which was cool, but I suppose will eventually result in his demise by cat, dog or child.

Farmer John said...

Those are some beautiful shots. The colours are simply amazing! Wow!

The Merry Widow said...

Our Eyes is a photographer, cool!
It wasn't quite what I wanted, bad weather interferred, but it was good! Thanks!
The colors are beautiful, think I'll snag these while I'm at it!

tmw

Eyes said...

Thanks FJ and TMW:>D I like the second one best... I wish I could have taken a pic of the Hummingbird Moth, but it was too skittish.

nanc said...

yes - i actually pull the entire plant up into a bouquet the size that will fit into the palm of my hand and clip below my hand, put them into a short, squatty vase and when they start dying, just scatter them to the wind.

these are bachelor buttons - equally prolific - i usually have the fuschia buttons growing on the mountain - hopefully, some of my flowers escaped the freeze last month.

kevin said...

eyes, it looks like you have a nice backyard. Room for all of us to have a BBQ I assume?

Gayle said...

Great pictures, Eyes! Thanks so much for taking me away from the grimness of political blogging. I consider your postings a breath of fresh air considering what I usually post about. God bless you! :)

Brooke said...

He's a beauty!

How fortunate that you were able to get near enough to take these marvelous shots!

Eyes said...

Hi Nanc, Now that is a great idea! I never thought of it, but scattering the dead blossoms to the wind might result in more flowers!! You're so clever:>D

Hi Kevin, Sure! Come on over:>D Actually I'm going to visit my parents for a few days, so I guess we'll have the BBQ some other time:D

Hi Gayle, Thanks:>D We all need to lighten up once in a while. Politics can definitely be depressing.

Hi Brooke, Ya, he was really sweet to let me shoot him.... I could have captured him.