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A Butterfly of Subtle Beauty

Unlike the Tiger Swallowtail… …or the Gulf Fritillary… …both of which are bold and striking… …the Long-tailed Skipper is a butterfly of subtle beauty. Doesn’t he look lovely against the pastel petals of this gladiola? Advertisements

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Not Just A Butterfly Bush

The purple-blossomed beauty that lures Swallowtails and Fritillaries to the front yard is not just a butterfly bush… …it’s also a hot-spot for the Hummingbirds!

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Another Zinnia Lover

So…turns out I’m not the only Zinnia lover around! This glorious male goldfinch (and a handful of his friends) have taken quite a liking to our colorful front yard flowers. So much beauty!

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Oh For A Zillion Zinnias!

Oh for a zillion zinnias! These brilliant bursts of color brighten the summer season with their beauty -and also with the beauty they bring! As I stood outside with my camera, several butterflies stopped by to sip of their sweetness. … Continue reading

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A Happy Little Hummer

As I was out stalking Swallowtails, this happy little hummer paid a visit. He spent half his time hovering, and the other half just hanging around. He helped himself to some nectar from the butterfly bush… …and then perched on … Continue reading

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A Swallowtail Sampler

Butterflies are now starting to show up in greater abundance in the front yard.  Yesterday, every time I walked out the door, I saw a Tiger Swallowtail nipping nectar on the butterfly bush. Like this beautiful male with his bold … Continue reading

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Summer’s Here (I’m For That)

As I sat down to write this post, words from an old James Taylor song popped into my mind – Summer’s here, I’m for that Got my rubber sandals, got my straw hat Got my cold beer, I’m just glad … Continue reading

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