Saturday, October 26, 2013

Butterflies Still Here!

 Butterfly on aster

Until the beginning of last week, out weather has been unseasonably warm. Still, I was quite surprised last Sunday to see butterflies on the north shore of Lake Ontario.

Monarch on clover

There were quite a few monarchs sipping nectar, possibly migrating southward.

I am linking to Madge's Weekly Top Shot.
 
FYI: The November 1 theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is "Heights."

31 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh they better get out their winter coats burr:) Great shots. B

Kate said...

Beautiful shots of delicate yet strong little creatures. Love the Monarch migration cycle.

Phil Slade said...

It's always so good to see a Monarch and then imagine it migrating all those thousands of miles.

Lois Evensen said...

Very pretty! So colorful. :)

The Furry Gnome said...

Glad to hear there were a few monarchs.

Terri Buster said...

I was surprised to see a few butterflies out in the field a couple of days ago..the mornings have been so chilly. I agree with Buttons- they better find a fur coat to wrap up in.

Sandra said...

the first one is my fav today, i think that is called a leaf wing, and they are so pretty, we have a few here but i have never gotten a decent shot of one.

Saun said...

Last little bit of sweet nectar. Great shots!

Lowell said...

That is quite amazing. I guess the warm weather gets their signals crossed! Love the monarch pic!

Rose said...

I can't believe you still have butterflies! I can't even remember the last time I saw one here. We sure didn't have many this year.

rainfield61 said...

I wonder where do they go in the winter?

Judy said...

I haven't seen butterflies in a few weeks. There might still be some here, in Woodstock near London, but husband tells me we have had hard frost back home. I wonder if I brought a warm enough coat with me for the trip from the Greyhound home tomorrow...

TexWisGirl said...

lovely!

William Kendall said...

That monarch's lovely in particular.

I haven't seen any around here for three or four weeks...

Our photos said...

You have make beautiful butterflies photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

LindyLou Mac said...

Fabulous butterfly captures.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are so pretty. I love the monarch on the clover. I hope it survives the trip as there are so few of them this year.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos! Unseasonably warm over here too but my last butterfly sighting was about a week ago

RedPat said...

I hope they are far south by now! ;-)

Linda W. said...

Love, love, love your Monarch shot. Very nice!

NatureFootstep said...

Lovely winged ones. :)

Great post for my meme if you will:

http://nfmemes.blogspot.se/search/label/NF%20Winged

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely pictures. No butterflies left over here and that is good because the flowers are all done as well.

Stephanie said...

Lovely butterflies!!!

Carletta said...

Terrific butterfly shots!
I was out last weekend and saw a few sulphurs but it's down to freezing this week.

Karen said...

These are excellent! It's been warm here for weeks, but we had a bit of snow this morning.

Laura said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Stunning pictures!

Indrani said...

Beautiful captures!

Lisa Gordon said...

These are so beautiful.
Our butterflies are long gone now. :-(

edenhills said...

These are beautiful captures. Hope they don't wait too long before they head south.

kelley jensen said...

lovely

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