Sunday, September 15, 2013

Nature Notes

Mid September

It's feeling and looking a lot like early autumn now. A few butterflies are still searching for nectar but many wildflowers have withered and dried up. Many late-summer bloomers such as Queen Anne's lace, goldenrod and asters are all hanging in there.

Largest square: Viceroy and I'm not sure what the other butterfly is. Do you know? (A friend tells me the butterfly is a red-spotted purple.)

Moving clockwise: adult trumpeter swan with two juveniles; Jerusalem artichoke blossom; clouded supphur (I think) on wild aster; dried seed heads of  bull thistle (seeds have nearly totally blown away), and blossoms of wild aster.

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21 comments:

Revrunner said...

Can't help you with that one. I thought I could, but I was wrong.

Stephanie said...

Great collage!!

TexWisGirl said...

love those purple asters! ours are white here.

Michelle said...

Those purple asters are lovely!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I can't help you out with the identification either. I do like the photos, though!

LONDONLULU said...

I wish I knew, but it is beautiful whatever it's called. Those wild asters are glorious in their sweet violet shade! How quickly this summer passed.

George said...

This is a great early autumn collage. I really like the colors of the blossoms.

Randy said...

Wonderful collage.

Pamela Gordon said...

Very pretty photos. My fall aster is in full bloom and I must get a photo before the frost hits it. Enjoy the week!

Vagabonde said...

I don’t know the butterflies’ names but they are lovely.

Our photos said...

Beautiful collage!
Greetings, RW & SK

Digi-Irma said...

Great collage.
Greetings Irma

llandudnopictures said...

What a gorgeous collection of cheery, colourful images... summer hasn't left just yet!

Sandra said...

i like the yellow flowers, i am drawn to yellow in the garden and that yellow butterfly is amazing.

see you there! said...

Enjoyed the fall roundup of photo's. The swans look so serene.

Darla

Small City Scenes said...

It sure does feel like Autumn doesn't it. Great collage---clear and crisp. MB

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Oooh, cannot wait for Autumn! Your collage is so colorful and full of life. Love it!

Carver said...

These are all great shots and I love seeing the butterflies. The wild aster is lovely as are all the shots.

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice! All of these photos are beautiful.

Elena D said...

Great photos

Rose said...

Beautiful photos...not sure about the butterfly.

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