Saturday, July 18, 2009

Butterflies in the Garden

While I took a break from blogging, my gardens have continued to grow and flourish. While I choose not to bore you with the reasons that led to my absence, I will say that through it all my garden was the one place I could always go to find comfort and peace.
In my garden I am never alone. I have lots of friends. The birds, the squirrels, bees and dragonflies and damselflies. But I think my most special friends are the butterflies. There are so many different kinds. So many beautiful colors. I never know who will show up on any given day. Whether its early morning, high noon, or late evening, they are my constant companions in the garden. I can always count on their presence to cheer me up. I hope you enjoy the images of my friends that I captured while strolling through my gardens.

Female Black Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

American Snout

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Cabbage White



Anonymous said...

You're speaking my language. I love your pictures! I've never seen an American Snout...and I can't remember the last time I saw a Monarch. And your flowers are beautiful!

Pamela K H said...

Hi Carla,

Thanks for stopping by. I planted a milkweed garden to attract the Monarchs. I expect more since I've been able to capture pictures of the monarch caterpillas as well.
My daughter is a naturalist and identifies the butterflies for me. Even she was suprised to see that American Snout in our gardens. I had never seen one before either.
I'm so glad you enjoyed the butterflies and flowers.

Happy Gardening!

Mckay K said...

Your garden and garden friends elevate a feeling of appreciation for the beauty in our world. I am grateful to have this site to visit and express my gratitude for your taking the time to share it with the rest of us. Thank you!