Monday, October 02, 2006

And, for the Monarch lovers in all of us ....


I managed to get a few nice shots of a Monarch butterfly dining on the yellow Butterfly Bush (Buddleia weyeriana) this afternoon ... funny thing is, I was working more on getting shots of the late season blooms of the white Hibiscus when I looked over and saw this one perching on the Butterfly Bush! So here are a couple of the better shots I was able to get before s/he winged off into the breeze ....

Alas, it seems as if fall is really here, and serious about its last hurrah, since these guys have been a bit more scarce of late due to cooler weather and less sun ... but with the nice warm up this weekend in the low 80's, they are making sure they still show they're around and appreciative of what we have to offer them .... We'll miss them when they're gone, but sure are enjoying them while they're still here!

I hope you do too .....

3 comments:

olivia said...

Beautiful photos IVG!! Must be filling up for the long journey ... :)

Family Man said...

Great picture IVG.

FARfetched said...

Our butterfly bushes didn't do quite as well as last year. Of course, they're too busy trying to take over the entire grounds to bloom. :-P