Category Archives: Words Without Birds

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.  This 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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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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