Monday, August 30, 2010

Flowers and Flutters

Yet another scheduled mini-post...


These beautiful coneflowers (or echinacea) grow in the field across the street from Frank's place. They attract butterflies.. which is fortunate because the parks and recreation folks have dubbed this small piece of land The Butterfly Garden.



Yet when I strolled far from the garden, this is where I encountered most of the Monarchs. They sure are lovely to watch.

Back in a few days with another mini-post.

25 comments:

Fragrant Liar said...

Beautiful purples and oranges, two of nature's most complementary colors.

ladyfi said...

You seem to be living in paradise! Lovely shots.

Frank Baron said...

Nice shots, Hil. I walked there again this morning. Again, most of the monarchs were flitting hither and thither -- away from "their" garden.

Shoulda' been here. You missed a shot at white honey bees and a small-but-mighty bullfrog.

Next time. :)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Butterfly gardens. I love them.

A few years ago I had the pleasure of hiking through a preserve while the monarchs were migrating south for the winter. Quite a thrill.

Pseudo said...

I love the flower petals' angles. and of course the butterflies.

Brian Miller said...

ah, love me some butterflies...beautiful dancers...

slommler said...

What gorgeous photos! And I love the cone flower...it is so sculptural!!
Hugs
SueAnn

messymimi said...

So many pretty things to see. Thank you.

Steve Gravano said...

Beautiful photographs and coneflowers. I think I need to add some to my garden.

the Bag Lady said...

Gorgeous photos, Hilary.
Love the butterflies. Love 'em.

Leah J. Utas said...

Just beautiful.

Dianne said...

they look like little umbrellas :)

Mental P Mama said...

Great end-of-summer blooms;)

Hilary said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone. There was a glitch with this post and I seem to have lost the dozen or so comments which existed here before yesterday. I have read them all, and they are still in my possession via email. Thank you to every one of you for continuing to visit in my semi-absence. I'll be back in the full swing of things once the cottage season winds down. Until then, I hope to keep scheduling mini posts, and return visits during brief periods of internet access.. like today at my son's place.

ds said...

Always a pleasure to see such beauty. Thank you.

ellen abbott said...

The monarch prefers her larval food plant, milkweed (asclepias).

Daryl said...

Oh so pretty .. I love those cone flowers and monarchs are always cooperative about posing for pix

TechnoBabe said...

Your mini posts are really maxis.

Kelly H-Y said...

Gorgeous! I love capturing pictures of beautiful butterflies on flowers!

Don said...

This is a delightful world to explore.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Hilary: Beautiful images of the flowers and butterfly.

Tammie Lee said...

how very beautiful!

Scott said...

Such beautiful detail and color. Thanks for posting these.

Cloudia said...

Even your mini posts have a great patina!




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Zuzana said...

Lovely minipost, the saying "it is in the quality, not quantity" comes to its full right here.
Gorgeous colours,
xo