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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Butterfly Watching


The butterflies were loving my sedum the other day so
I took my camera, walked around the yard,
 and took some photos.







This gorgeous one is an American Lady.






This blossom seemed to be the most popular!






And look who rolled out from under the flowers!
Slate!






and I love how this Bumble Bee's wings match the flower!






And a Silver-Spotted Skipper!




And a silver colored cat. :)


35 comments:

  1. Oh my God! I am laughing so hard at Slate! Such a funny photo. What type of Butterfly is he? :-)
    These are very sweet shots. Such amazing little creatures.

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    1. I know! He was being hilarious! First he startled me, then it was just so funny how he was competing for my attention. Silly guy!

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    2. I keep coming back to this photo. Just love it. I guess your kitties are so used to the camera, they wonder how on earth you could photograph anything else but them!

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    3. I do have some good posers, don't I? So fun!

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  2. I love all of this...your butterfly photos are really breathtaking...you know we are into sedum...and then those cats....WOW...WOW...WOW

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    1. You can't walk in our yard without a cat or two coming out of the shadows to see what you're up to! haha.

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  3. Love your butterflies and the Silver Slate too.

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    1. Silver Slate. He's one in a million, really. We wakes us up each morning and walks the boys out to the bus each day. haha. Then he tries to sleep with the boys at night, but they won't have any of that! We're so glad he adopted us. :)

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  4. Very pretty butterfly and great photos! Love the one of slate rolled over and looking up.

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  5. Stunning photography . . . and I love American ladies . . . :)
    and Slate . . haha.
    Love the shot of the bee as well .. . .:)

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    1. lol . . . . your American Lady butterflies look a little like our Tortoiseshells with slightly different markings . . :)

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  6. Stunning Betsy - that little lady is very delicate ... a ballet dancer on the sedum. Wonderful shots .. thanks so much ... cheers Hilary

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    1. She is delicate, isn't she? And such a fancy outfit!

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  7. Love those pics, especially of Slate. I would call him 'Silly' Slate. A good picture of the Humble Bee (as it was called in Old English here to distinguish it from the Honey Bee). Pity you didn't capture a pic of the Butterflies with spread wings, I bet they look spectacular.

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    1. I added one with spread wings...just for you! :)

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  8. We have noticed a lot of butterflies here the last week or so. I have been meaning to read up on them and find out why they are so prolific this time of the year.

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    1. Well, if you find out, let me know! If I had to guess, they were all caterpillars earlier in the summer and now have all hatched....but that is just a guess. I wonder if this is always a peak for them.

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  9. Pretty photos. Love those greys.

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    1. I do, too....I have two, Slate and Smoke and their fur is just the best!

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  10. Slate picture is priceless! :-)) have a safe trip and lots of fun Betsy!

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  11. Your sedums seem very happy, and good for insects too. Maybe plant more for next year? Check out my posts this week for fab images of Switzerland. Lovely sunshine, wonderful countryside!

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    1. I will check them out...love to see them!

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  12. haha Slate couldn't miss the photo op too
    As he rolled into view
    Great shots all around
    As the butterflies abound
    Hope a great trip is had
    There at your pad

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    1. He literally rolled into view
      so I took a photo or two.
      He certainly seeks attention
      so I had to give him a mention!

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    1. It's great, isn't it? I love it, too. :)

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  14. The shots are really wonderful. Those cats do know how to make you love them. Great butterflies. We really did not have very many again this year.

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    1. We have quite a few this late summer...very fun to see! And yes, those cats can charm their way into your heart whether you want them to or not! haha.

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  15. Great captures Betsy...lots of activity this time of year...love your Bee shot!
    Are sedums a fabulous perennial? I love to cut a few, put in a vase...and they form roots!
    The more the merrier...
    Hot as heck here today...over 100f....supposed to rain...I hope it does!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Yes, they are...easy care and I love how the little blooms turn color!
      Goodness, you are hot....I thought we were toasty but you win!

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