Monday, July 5, 2010

July - Blogger's Muse Day

Flying Flowers


"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne


taken at the prairie today.

11 comments:

Rose said...

Beautiful, Shady! Usually when I have my camera with me, the butterflies all fly away, but if I don't, they are there to enjoy.

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

Nice picture! Is the prairie near your house?

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I love butterflies and have a few in my garden. :)

Rosemary said...

Shady Love the picture !

troutbirder said...

I love prairies, especially the coneflowers and butterfly weed. Adjacent Lake Louise (Leroy Minn) and Hayden (Lime Spring Iowa) are both just bursting out.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Shady, Forgive me for missing your blog so much.

Your prairie flowers are beautiful and the butterfly is the icing on the cake.

Stay cool!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rose, I understand completely! There were so many butterflies, it was fairly easy to take a few photos! :-)

Dave, This prairie is the result of about 15 years' hard work by my husband. The land is about half an hour's drive away from our house.

Hi Monica, I'm SURE you do!! :-)

Thanks Rosemary. I'm happy that I can now visit you. ;-)

Troutbirder, You're right. The flowers are just now "bursting out!" :-) You are fortunate to have a couple of true prairies so nearby!

Hi Grace, You are completely forgiven. ;-) I have to tell you that my being on the computer has been totally sporadic these days!! Summer fun and activities are taking priority!! Glad to have you stop by whenever you can. :-)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a beautiful picture! It just says summer.

Shady Gardener said...

It was a great summer's day, Catherine. :-)

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Beautiful picture Shady, so peaceful and lovely. :)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rebecca, I hadn't been out to the prairie for quite some time. It was Very Enjoyable. :-)