A Few Pictures

misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)May 29, 2012

I played with the camera some today.

Here's a male spicebush swallowtail on Ellen's Blue butterfly bush -

And here's a male pipevine swallowtail on the same bush -

I've got my own "pet" butterflies - red-spotted purples. They love to alight on my porch (where many of them were raised, I'm sure) the front steps, and the front yard. They've landed on me a few times, too -

Considering that this is still May, and there are so many chrysalides still in the cages on my porch, plus who knows how many outside, this has continued to be a great lep year!

The tithonias/Mexican sunflowers made the first bloom today, so they'll undoubtedly give me many photo-ops!

Sherry

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catherinet(5 IN)

Beautiful pictures Sherry!

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 8:31AM
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butterflymomok(7a NE OK)

Ditto!

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 12:30PM
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minrose(4Mn)

gorgeous photos!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 7:03AM
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Tony G(5a)

Beautiful Sherry! My Ellen's blue is getting bigger but no blooms yet.

The only RSP I saw in our garden last year was on Ellen's Blue.

After almost 10 inches of rain in May, the garden is off to a beautiful start!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 3:37PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Would you send me some of that rain, Tony? We're drying up down here! :(

I got this picture of a male tiger swallowtail today on Ellen's Blue again. I added a frame around the picture and a "fade" on the edges -

Sherry

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 10:01PM
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susanlynne48(OKC7a)

Love the "fade-out edge" frame, MissSherry! My Ellen's Blue just started blooming yesterday and I must say it IS blue! Such a beautiful butterfly bush. My Bicolor blooms the earliest. 'Royal Red' also bloomed yesterday as well. But it's amazing that they all bloomed wihin just a few days of each other. What timing!

I finally saw a Giant Swallowtail yesterday - a HUGE one. I may have to move to my daughter's house because she has lots of butterflies around, and no butterfly plants. The fantastic ladies that live next door - two sisters who care for their father, have a great garden with lots of flowers that are probably what is attracting them. Also, she lives within a mile of one of the city lakes. I am convinced that butterflies like to hang close to water.

Susan

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 6:24AM
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wifey2mikey(7a Tulsa, OK)

Absolutely gorgeous!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 10:30AM
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