Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Couldn't resist. Dianne inspired me with her Project Green butterflies yesterday. I had to dig out a few of my butterfly pictures. I just love butterflies! When I was younger and faster on the draw, I was able to capture some of them on film. (Yes, we used film in those days.) So here are a few.
The first is a diana that I spotted in Leaming's Run Gardens.
Then there is a longtailed skipper (and friend) that was sitting on a zinnia over at the Wetlands Institute.
The little cabbage white was flitting around
near Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.
I'm not sure what this one is. But isn't it pretty?
And the next one is a painted lady.
The tiger swallowtail is one of my favorites.
Have you ever seen Monarchs, exhausted from their migration, sleeping on a tree limb? These are not leaves, they are sleeping butterflies.And of course, the monarchs, by day.
They are all so beautiful! I have dozens of pictures. But there is no such thing as a picture that can truly capture the thrill it gives me to watch the flying flowers.