Monday, June 17, 2013

Mid June/Nature Notes

Late spring in Ontario

Everything looks so green and fresh this time of year. And lately I've noticed a ton of butterflies, more than in the past few years. Could it be all the rain we've had this year?

Largest square: bee on fleabane (Erigeron pholadelphicus). The fleabane I've seen this year appears to be especially lush.

Moving clockwise:
1. purple-flowering raspberry(Rubus odoratus)
2.White Admiral butterfly
3. Bladder campion (Silene cucubalus)
4. Dames rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
5. Pearl Crescent butterfly

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18 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Really beautiful photos and collage CG. I also think nature is beautiful and lush this spring from all the rain. Summer is now just days away and I hope we have less rain for a while.

Jill said...

Simply stunning collage! You have a great talent.

Kara said...

I have never seen a purple flowering raspberry before. They are beautiful!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

nice to have soem warmth. We are heading to the shortest day of our winter.

Carver said...

I love your nature collages. I usually see admiral butterflies during the later part of summer for some reason. Odd since other things are so far ahead of you.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Wonderful nature notes! Much to photograph, and yes, the rain = bugs. sigh.

Randy said...

Beautiful array of flowers.

Cloudia said...

You feed my soul!


Aloha

Stephanie said...

Stunning shots, especially the butterflies. I remember as a child seeing a lot of butterflies like the Momarch when I lived in Montreal. I hardly see any here on the island.

Rick Watson said...

Lovely photographs.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Beautiful collection of nature photos

thanks

BlueShell said...

Thank you for your kind visit. You are welcome, dear.

Yes...I like the green, the colors...nature is my place to grow...
xoxo
BShell

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful collage of flowers and butterflies.
Regards, Irma

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gorgeous collage EG, love the butterflies..I really need to keep my eyes open!

Sandra said...

very different looking bee, I have not seen one like that.. i love the butterfly

LONDONLULU said...

The best kind of summer collage, celebrating all of nature in her glory!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful collage! I have seen more butterflies lately, but not nearly as many as when I was a kid. They seemed to be everywhere.

Sue said...

I'm glad you are seeing more butterflies. I see so few these days, and it worries me.

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