Entering Autumn - 2014 - This backyard view from upstairs in the dining room.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Butterfly Kisses and Flutterby Good Wishes

I borrowed this photo of a Peacock Butterfly (isn't it beautiful)
after a Google Search for butterfly photographs.

Click on the photo to see what happens.

(Is anyone clicking on this photo? There's a great surprise here!)


Have a great day!
(I just ordered my new camera and it is "on the way!" Hopefully I'll be using it within a short period of time... and then I'll let you know what I have.) ;-)

Not shady... just excitedly secretive.

25 comments:

marmee said...

we have been short on butterflies this year. thanks for visiting me on my blog.

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Our butterflies finally showed up recently. Lots and lots of swallowtails. The Monarchs are back!

Cameron

Shady Gardener said...

marmee,
I'm sorry you've been short on butterflies. We may never have loads of them here, but we've had a nice variety so far.

Cameron, I don't know that I've ever had Lots and Lots of any type of butterfly here, but we've had several black swallowtails, giant swallowtails and red-spotted purples lately! Not as many Monarchs as I'd liked... my Butterfly milkweed and Butterfly Bush still have all their leaves. ;-)

Kathleen said...

How pretty. I can't wait to see what camera you selected. I'm sure you'll take some great pictures with it and it will be good to catch up on your blooms/garden. The prairie photos are beautiful.

Kerri said...

That's a beautiful butterfly. I've seen a few butterflies but not as many as other summers it seems to me. Have fun with your new camera! What fun! :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Cute. I love this peacock. It is a European butterfly. So beautiful.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Kathleen, Thanks for the visit.
The camera is coming UPS and I'm hoping I'm home to sign for it when it arrives!!

Hi Kerri, Thanks for visiting. It will be good to have a camera again. :-)

Hi Lisa, I didn't realize it was a European butterfly. It would be a wonder in "real life." ;-)

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

I came back and clicked on the butterfly! So pretty!

Cameron

Rosemary said...

Yes I clicked and what a wonderful card creation...........

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Cool butterfly--I was just hoping I would color with the pots! :)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi, all. Thanks for clicking. I know how you feel, Monica... but it was fun anyway, right? ;-)

Gail said...

Yippee! Can't wait to see the photos you'll take...did I miss what you ordered...I've been off line! gail

bobbie said...

why thank you very much, Shady Gardener! This is a beautiful card. I do love Jaquie Lawson, but haven't seen one of her cards in quite a while.

I do love butterflies!

troutbirder said...

I do love prairies... so pass the word to Mr. Shady that his is spectacular.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Very cute!
I bet you're excited to try out your new camera.

Shady Gardener said...

Gail! I'm so excited, I can't stand it! I'm not a professional, so I didn't order something that would be that wonderful, but I ordered my favorite brand and something with 10x magnification! (Oh, Iamsoexcited!) ;-)

Hi Bobbie, Something I've been seeing here for the past 4 weeks are Red-Spotted Purples. They are so pretty. :-)

troutbirder, I will pass it on. Thanks!

Hi Catherine, It's the best I could do until I get my new camera. I'd taken photos of my Joe Pye Weeds with the other camera, so hope they're still blooming so I can try again! Yep! I'm excited. :-)

Kathleen said...

Hi Shady Gardener. I did not click on your butterfly pic the first time around. I think I got sidetracked by the news of the new camera. What a fun card tho. I tell you, digital effects are amazing, aren't they?

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Kathleen, That's alright. I had to laugh to think that people may have thought I was terribly serious about the butterfly photo (as beautiful as it is). ;-) I'm glad you returned to see the card. I thought it was cute. A friend sent it to me yesterday.

Frances said...

I did click and was tickled to see my favorite e-card pop up! Thanks, Shady. I have actually sent that one along with many others. I have a large family and like to send them cards for special occasions. This is the best outfit I have seen. :-)
Frances

Chad and Brandy said...

Beautiful butterfly. It's almost like it is looking back. I know you are excited about the new camera, so keep us updated.

Shady Gardener said...

Frances, I've always only been on the receiving end of these lovely cards. I think you have to have a membership, don't you?

Chad and Brandy, Yep! You'll be hearing... hopefully it doesn't take long to ship it! :-)

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Hi ShadyG! I've missed 'talking' with ya...sorry I've been an infrequent visitor/commenter! The butterfly is beautiful,,,and the card is the cutest ever! I;m so glad I came over in time to be a recipient of your 'treat'! Thank you!

Shady Gardener said...

Jan, how are you?? I'm sorry I've not been making the rounds, either. Glad you stopped in though! :-)

Sue said...

That was fun to watch! When I clicked on exit, the whole window closed, and I had to re-enter your blog. I am finally starting to see more butterflies. I think I already told you, but either way, I hope your weekend is a good one!

Shady Gardener said...

Happy Day, Sue! :-)