Not Too Hot For Stripes And Spots

When the temperature lingers in the 90’s, the bird activity sometimes hits a bit of a lull;  but the butterflies, who love the warmer weather, have been out in abundance.  Here are several that my daughter and I saw while we were walking about Smith Gilbert Gardens yesterday.

Some were common visitors to our own yard, like this Gulf Fritillary…

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…and this Tiger Swallowtail.

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Others I wish were common visitors, like this Zebra butterfly…

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…and this Giant Swallowtail and Black Swallowtail, both of whom are a bit frayed about the edges.

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Ah, so much beauty.  And although the birds may be a little less active on these scorching summer days, it’s clearly not too hot for stripes and spots!

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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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12 Responses to Not Too Hot For Stripes And Spots

  1. Jodi says:

    Oh these colors! Oh the beauty!!!

  2. Sheila Moss says:

    Beautiful bugs! Those last two appear to have had a rough life. I suppose it’s an occupational hazard when you are a butterfly.

  3. natalyadrian says:

    Wonderful photos! Stunning butterflies! Cheers!

  4. Tiny says:

    Yes, so much beauty! Very enjoyable shots 🙂

  5. Snehal Kank says:

    These are so beautiful 😍😍 would love to paint them!

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    I love these photos, Kathy! 💜 My favorites are the first orange one and the Zebra one! 😄

  7. Never have seen a zebra butterfly. Beautiful.

    • kathydoremus says:

      I wish I could have gotten a picture of him with his wings folded…he has pink dots that are so cool looking! Sounds like another trip to the gardens is in order!

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