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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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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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Cardinal Comb-over

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

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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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Happy Humming

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

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Before The Summer Fully Fades

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

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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?

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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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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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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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