Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Butterfly

On a rainy day, I decided to share a little sunshine.

My cousin Esther, in Ohio, sent me this lovely photo she took in her garden. She has orange butterfly plants, which came to her as a gift a couple of years ago. This beautiful fritillary butterfly paid her a visit, and she was taken with its match to the flowers. - As always, you can click to enlarge the picture.




I asked her if I might share it with you. Here is a closer look at the butterfly.



I have always admired butterfly plant, and this year I ordered some myself, along with a few other plants. Sadly, the nursery did not include it with my order, but substituted something else. I'll have to try again.


For this year, I will have to wait until my three year old butterfly bush comes into bloom. It's flowers are lavender. For orange color, this year I will rely on the daylilies and my nasturtiums, which are just starting to bloom now.

7 comments:

Daryl said...

I am sure you know you can add the nasturtiums to a salad .. tasty ..

kenju said...

Beautiful!!

Do you remember the song by The New Christy Minstrels back in the late 60's or early 70's? "Stomp through the Nasties". It was a take off on Tiny Tim's Tiptoe Through the Tulips.

me ann my camera said...

The butterfly looks beautiful. I took a picture of one today that looks very similar. I haven't downloaded my pictures yet or id'd it. but I will probably post it in a day or so. I find that butterflies love my pink coneflowers when they come into bloom. there is nothing like them for attracting butterflies to my garden. I love butterflies and draghonflies!
Ann

Pagan Sphinx said...

Lovely! Thank you for reminding me to plant nasturtium next year. I have planted them in pots in the past but forgot about this year. :-)

ruby said...

i dont know how you take those pictures. by the time i went inside, found my camera, put batteries in it the butterfly would be gone.

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful Bobbie...I love the butterfly, I will have to look in my guide to see if I can find out the name....Michelle

Kathiesbirds said...

bobbie, that first photo looks like a painting!