September 5, 2010 14 Comments Summer Sweetness “[A]ll things were created by him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16)
Oh Ann! Those are gorgeous shots 🙂
Thank you, Corinne! Means so much coming from someone so talented!
Kathleen Overby says
Butterfly bush indeed. What a variety. Is it ok if I’m jealous? 🙂 Nice butterfly collection, without the pin….
I have no idea what kind of bush…the same purple color as I used to have until Japanese beetles ate it down to nothing but scraps and it died. This was at my friend’s house.
I love these photos, even the goofy one where I cut off the top.
n. davis rosback says
I’m glad I caught them!
Amazing pictures Ann. In the spring, a beautiful butterfly “posed” on my hanging plant while I circled slowly around taking pictures. Aren’t they cooperative?
Charity Singleton says
All weekend I have been noticing butterflies! There seem to be so many this year — do they like dry, hot weather? Love these photos!
My friends were saying that we had perfect conditions this year in IN. I guess that means the super-wet spring and then the hot dry summer? Thanks, Charity, for peeking at my butterfly beauties!
Ted M. Gossard says
Very nice pics. I haven’t seen any this summer where we live. Deb said she’s seen a couple. We’re planting something next year which hopefully attracts some here.
Charity just said she’s seen a lot here in our state. I haven’t seen a ton, but some. Maybe I don’t have as many flowers as she does! I hope you can entice some to visit. I recommend my friend’s butterfly bush!
Janis@Open My Ears Lord says
Those photos are beautiful. How did you ever get the butterflies to hold still? I saw them flitting all over our yard this morning, but the only one I caught in a photo was still beating the wind with its wings. I posted it on my blog this afternoon but it’s paltry compared to yours.
The butterfly bush nectar got them to stand still and focus on the job at hand.
I used a telephoto lens and just snapped away. It was hard to get a good angle, but the bush is planted on a little hillside, so I could stand below and look up at them without disturbing the butterflies or even being noticed.