Category Archives: Words Without Birds

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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Other Things With Wings

My backyard is clearly a hit with the birds, but my ¬†flower-filled front yard is a hot spot for other things with wings – like this Black Swallowtail that was flitting about the other day. He was one of those … Continue reading

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Lovely Lady with a Band of Blue

A couple of female Tiger Swallowtails have been hovering about sampling nectar front the front yard flowers. The first lovely lady showed up early in the afternoon, with just a small nip missing from her left “tail.” ¬†She spent most … Continue reading

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The Flavor He Favors

I saw my first Gulf Fritillary of the season today. As I watched him sampling nectar from the Zinnias, he seemed to show a preference for the bright yellow ones and I thought to myself, “If I gave this fellow … Continue reading

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A Brief Beauty Break

My daughter and I made it back from our afternoon walk just as darkened clouds and rumbles of thunder announced the arrival of another storm. Heading across the driveway to the front door, we noticed a beautiful Tiger Swallowtail hovering … Continue reading

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The Simple Joys of Summer

Bumble Bees And Butterflies Hummingbirds And Dragonflies Vibrant colors Soaring Hawks Curling tongues And “tuckered” dogs The simple joys that summer brings Beautiful blossoms and lovely wings

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Far too Flitty to Focus

While I was outside, snapping a few pictures of flowers between showers… this Hummingbird Moth showed up. These are extremely cool creatures, that have a bee like body with hummingbird mannerisms. They are far too flitty to get in clear … Continue reading

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