Sunday, August 31, 2008

Monarch on Buddleia/ Today's Flowers

I has been cool for late August/early September so I've only seen only a few monarchs on my Buddleia this year. But I caught one sipping nectar from the lilac-colored bush on the south side of my house.

To see more lovely flowers visit Luis Santilli at http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com/

33 comments:

Leora said...

What a star of a butterfly on such a pretty purple bush!

dot said...

Very good shot! I've not seen any of those around here. The flower or the butterfly. That one looks perfect. Most I have seen have damaged wings.

Judi~Gmj said...

What's more beautiful, the bush or the butterfly? Great capture.

Lew said...

Beautiful shot! I haven't seen any Monarch butterflies this year, but found some other ones.

Sherry said...

What a perfect shot! Beautiful color. I haven't seen many monarchs this year and you captured this one beautifully.

Carletta said...

Beautiful flower, but my that butterfly is gorgeous!
One terrific photo!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful image. You are so good at this. MB

Maria said...

Oh yes,how I love this flower! When I was a child we had a bue and a white bush in our garden, and the butterflies came to drink, and for me the utmost feeling of sommer is the sight and the smell of Buddleia!
Thank you! :)

Jules said...

I love it when the Monarchs fly! It's so lovely. *sigh*

Greyscale Territory said...

The butterfly plus the gorgeous flowers make a stunning pic! Love this!

Abraham Lincoln said...

These butterflies are not plentiful this year. I suspect there is a decline in Milkweed that it grows on due to spraying. Still, it is a beautiful photograph.

My flower is posted at > Thunder Maker

Paz said...

Awesome flower shot. Love the butterfly, too!

Paz

Kahshe Cottager said...

I have noticed the same thing here. I have had butterflies one at a time but no clusters. My bush is not as happy either, I think it was too wet this summer for it to do really well - the flowers turned brown very quickly. They are really something to see all covered with butterflies aren't they? Like flowers on flowers!

Cátia said...

wonderful picture!

Cris said...

Oh my, so much beauty, flower and monarch together...

Small City Scenes said...

I haven't always lived in Stanwood but have lived in the vicinity. We had a small farm that progress wanted and so now our old place is a Water company surrounded by new houses.--UGH!! I am still bitter, I guess, but I so love the little piece of country up in the hills I have now. MB

ilanadavita said...

Lovely photo with a beautiful butterfly.

Jan said...

This is a beautiful capture. I've had no luck with butterfly photos.

Reader Wil said...

Stunning photo! You asked me what the flower is called which I show now on my blog. Well inspite of my books about Australian plants I cannot find its name.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I wanted to say hi, as I am also in Southern Ontario, I found you from today's flower post.

You have taken some beautiful photo's, hopefully one day I will be as good.

Gill

Denise said...

Hi,
Spectacle of charm and beauty, nature is striking. Great contribution.
Thanks for sharing.
hugs, Denise

Marie said...

Stunning photo!
I love butterflies :)

People with Cameras said...

So beautiful :)

Gramma L said...

Wow, that is a stunning picture. Lovely!

kjpweb said...

Uh - a double whammy - beautiful flower AND Butterfly!
Well done!
Cheers, Klaus

fishing guy said...

EG: What a super capture and a beautiful butterfly and flower in your post.
Did you end up with a Horse Chestnut in your yard. The squirrels forget.

piedmontperspective said...

Excellent photo! I haven't seen a lot of butterflies this year either. Mostly frittilaries, a few swallowtails with chewed up wings and, sadly, no monarchs.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shot.Nice colors.

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful monarch photo. I only saw one this summer. Not good..

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Butterfly and flowers, perfect composition!
Great post in TODAY'S FLOWERS!
Thanks for your support!
Have nice days!

Santilli

Mike said...

Fantastic!

Mary said...

Oh, just gorgeous!

Willard said...

A perfect shot!

I'm glad you got to go to Yellowstone as you mentioned in your comment on my blog.

I thought about your blog while we were touring the Park as my daughter prepared a very thorough and interesting touring schedule and did such an excellent job that I thought she would make a super professional tour guide, which made me think about your blogging name and the beautiful photographs that you post.

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