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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
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
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
Summer is the season where my Cardinals are not their usual stunning selves! The phrase “Bald is beautiful!” definitely does not apply to them! During this time of molting, some of them look like they are trying to use the … Continue reading
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
Some people hum when they are happy (like my Dad when he is sneaking snacks from the kitchen!) – and I am happy around wings that hum – like hummingbirds and hummingbird moths. While I was out taking pictures in … Continue reading
Before the summer is officially over, and while there are still some beautiful butterflies hovering about, I thought I would take a few more pictures while I had the chance. I know that autumn boasts a marvelous beauty all its … Continue reading
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?
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!