Sipping in the Sun

My Lantana has been covered with Fiery Skippers lately, busy sipping nectar in the summer sun.  They don’t seem to mind the near hundred degree temperatures in the least.


These button-eyed butterflies are fast, flighty, and rarely sit still for more than a second.

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They are only about the size of a nickel, so their small size and constant motion makes them a bit challenging to photograph.  Let’s just say they fly far faster than I focus!

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Still, they are lovely against the bright flower petals and it is a delight to watch them flit about.


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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20 Responses to Sipping in the Sun

  1. These are a stunning set of photographs. I like Skippers, but I have never seen one like this before.

  2. de Wets Wild says:

    You got terrific photographs of the little Skipper, Kathy!

  3. memadtwo says:

    I always enjoy your photos, but these colors are particularly delicious. (K)

  4. Jodi says:

    Oh these colors – they are like sweet cool sherbet! LOVE!

    • kathydoremus says:

      I liked how the Lantana colors blurred in the background – it is indeed sherberty! It reminds me of when I was a kid and always used to get an orange-raspberry swirled Italian Ice from the ice cream truck.

  5. Snehal Kank says:

    They are incredible Kathy 💜💕

  6. Wow. Your non-bird shots are as stunning, maybe moreso(!) than the bird shots!

  7. Little Voice says:

    Kathy, your pictures are terrific.

  8. Beautiful shots! This is my first summer with a “real” camera and I am always amazed with the beautiful background colours that can show up to frame the subject.

    • kathydoremus says:

      I agree. I picked up a “real” camera a few years ago and have fallen in love with taking nature pictures. There is so much beauty to behold!

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