Category Archives: Words Without Birds

A Butterfly-filled Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday (my 33rd plus 20) and one of my favorite gifts was the abundance of butterflies that showed up. Several Cloudless Sulphurs were fluttering about the fading Zinnias. Typically, these beauties don’t sit still long enough to … Continue reading

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A Fond Farewell

The blossoms on the butterfly bush are fading fast, as are the Zinnias, so I was surprised when this lovely Monarch stopped by. Although I hate to say goodbye to the butterflies, their departure means that the fall birds are … Continue reading

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First Five to Arrive (Front Yard Edition)

During the summer season, my picture taking seemed to take a bit of a sabbatical (life happens!) but I am hoping to remedy that during the months of autumn. This morning, I noticed that there was a flurry of butterfly … Continue reading

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From Faded to Fluorescent

The American Painted Lady is a frequent visitor to the front yard butterfly bush. A bit more muted than most, this butterfly is often mistaken for a moth, especially with its furry body. One way to tell that it is … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Wings

As Irma drops branches in my backyard (I’m hoping some are good for Bark Butter!) I am processing pictures from this past week and thought I’d share this majestic Monarch that dropped in. Monarchs are not common visitors to my … Continue reading

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Loitering at the Lantana

When I was out in the front yard with Tucker this morning (who is now 7 months old) I saw a lovely Gulf Fritillary loitering around the Lantana. ┬áThis is a butterfly that practically begs to have its picture taken, … Continue reading

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Dragonfly Gymnastics

I am used to dragonflies being right-side-up and horizontal… …but this guy insisted on being upside-down and vertical! I have to confess, I found his dragonfly gymnastics rather entertaining.

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