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Glorious Garden Guests: Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillaries are another of the glorious garden guests that add an extra dose of beauty to the summer season. The designs and patterns on these butterflies are absolutely mesmerizing, right down to their speckled eyes! These Zinnia lovers flit … Continue reading

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Glorious Garden Guests: Tiger Swallowtails

One of the glorious guests that visits our front yard garden is the Tiger Swallowtail. The male is bright buttery yellow with black stripes on his wings – hence the name “tiger.” The female comes in two color combinations. One … Continue reading

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This Monarch Missed the Memo

I think my butterflies have taken this social distancing thing to heart, as I have had far fewer visiting my front yard flowers than summers past. So, I was thrilled when this Monarch showed up, who apparently missed the memo. … Continue reading

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Pretty Petal Pickers

I spent time with the prettiest petal pickers the other day! My front yard was filled with busy Goldfinches visiting the flowers, relieving them of their petals in search of seeds. There were finches on the Black-eyed Susans… … finches … Continue reading

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Summer Wings Are Beautiful Things

Now that summer has officially arrived and the flowers are in full bloom, the front yard visitors have begun to make an appearance. Butterflies, though later than usual, are sampling the purple blossoms from the bush that bears their name … Continue reading

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A Mob of Monarchs

I pulled into the driveway this afternoon and as I glanced over at the garden at the edge of the yard I saw a mob of Monarchs flitting about the blossoms. Okay, “mob” might be a bit of an overstatement, … Continue reading

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Pulling, Pruning, and Picture Taking

I took a couple of hours yesterday to pull up a mob of canna lilies that were determined to take over the front yard flower bed and to prune the butterfly bush and the zinia garden. Then, today, as if … Continue reading

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Guardian of the Garden

This Gulf Fritillary has seemingly appointed himself guardian of the garden and regards it as his personal domain. I mean really, doesn’t he look like he’s striking a rather possessive pose? Well, all was well and good until the first … Continue reading

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Sunny Sunday Swallowtail

Between the scorching heat here in “Hotlanta” and the duties and distractions of everyday Labs…I mean, life…I haven’t gotten out with the camera as much as I would like. So, setting the lame excuses aside, I decided to take some … Continue reading

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Funtastic Flitterary

Okay…so it is really a fantastic Fritillary, but the name in the title would be fitting as well. These beauties are so much fun to watch as they flit from flower to flower. I so enjoyed taking photos of this … Continue reading

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