Sunday, February 13, 2011

flutterby....


 In the garden today...
butterflies butterflies everywhere...


 I think this is a common grass-blue... on an african daisy
(there are HUNDREDS of these tiny beauties flitting around the flowers)


 cabbage white on the buddliea leaf
(doesn't it look so sweet here.... yet it's so naughty in the vege garden -
thankfully I don't have any brassicas planted right now - or they'd be dinner!)


 unidentified beauty resting on the house
(I think it's a skipper... I'm just not sure which - if you know please tell!)


 Meadow Argus on the dahlia
(common though it may be I think the meadow argus is adorable)

 Monarch on the buddliea
(it's not a native - but lovely eh?)


I also spied an orchard swallowtail and another very pretty (unidentified) flutterby flitting around the blue and purple flowers (especially planted to attract the butterflies). Every time I spy a butterfly I'm reminded of the words of Rabindranath Tagore: 'The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough'



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6 comments:

  1. Love seeing your butterflies and snippets of your garden. Beautiful quotation and very true - for butterflies. Being human we try to pack as much as possible into those moments and we never seem to have time enough.

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  2. carol - I know EXACTLY what you mean!!!!!

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  3. Love, love, LOVE these beautiful butterflies visiting you beautiful garden! What a gift to have them, and what a gift to know to stop, watch them, appreciate them!
    Thank you for sharing them

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  4. Any day that is filled with butterflies must be a good one! Fabulous quote and reminder- thanks.

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  5. thanks. time enough. time enough.

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  6. Beautiful photos, Rhonda.So gorgeous!

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thanks for all your lovely comments - your words are greatly appreciated xx