Sunday, September 28, 2014

Early Fall

Monarch with torn wings

 Monarch butterflies are on their way south!

Late September in my gardens

Frost has landed on parts of East Gwillimbury but so far my yard is frost free.  Blossoms still brighten my gardens,  and a few monarchs and other butterflies are still stopping by my butterfly bush (Buddleia) as you can see in the largest square. 

Moving clockwise: hydrangea, sedum, Japanese anemone, rose and coreopsis.

 Clouded sulphur butterfly above wild asters

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40 comments:

Andy said...

All summer I hardly saw any moths or butterflies. Now, all of a sudden there are many.

Hannah said...

Your flowers are still looking good, they are the same flowers still blooming for me.;-) I wish I had Monarch butterflies visiting. I saw one blog where they repaired broken wings by gluing matching pieces on, I wouldn't have the nerve or skill to do that. I hope your frosts continue to hold off.

Barbara Wójcik said...

Beautiful!

Jette Hollesen said...

Wav-I love the yellow background!

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JetteMajken

eileeninmd said...

Pretty post, I love the flowers and butterflies. Gorgeous mosaics and photos.. Happy Sunday!

Sandra said...

your garden is so beautiful in Sept i just looked up East Gwillimbury on the google map to see just where you are, 1410 miles by car and 2 hour 45 by plane.. now i see why you have so many beautiful water photos...

Mersad said...

You are really the queen of butterflies. There are so many colorful ones you captured. I can really appreciate all the work that must go into catching all of them with your camera.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Michelle said...

You do such a nice job of capturing these butterflies. I think it is hard to do!

Margaret Adamson said...

Good that yo have no frost yet. these images are wonderful and still lovely to see the butterflies.

TexWisGirl said...

vibrant colors! so your name is tina? :)

Leora said...

What a beautiful time of the year, and what pretty captures you show!

rainfield61 said...

I am seeing the colours of fall.

Roan said...

Tina? Love all these fall shots! I've seen more Monarchs in the last few weeks than I've seen all summer. The flowers are beautiful!

Birdman said...

Even the 'flies are in their fall trim.

William Kendall said...

We're seeing more butterflies and moths in late summer than earlier, but it'll soon be time for them to go. Beautiful shots!

Judy said...

Just beautiful! Enjoy them while you can.

Sallie Rainville said...

So absolutely beautiful ...wonderful butterflies.

Sylvia K said...

Such gorgeous flowers, colors and butterflies!! Visiting your blog is always a delightful way to start my day!! Hope your day is a beautiful and delightful one as well!!

Indrani said...

Ah! So beautiful!

Halcyon said...

There was plenty of fog and dew out on the golf course this morning, but no frost yet! Love your butterfly shots. Such beautiful creatures.

Cloudia said...

Wonderful photos today (as usual :)
Frost! Fall is on the move.


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Lisa Gordon said...

These are beautiful photographs, Tina.
I just love the one of the Monarch butterfly.
So nice.

DeniseinVA said...

Oh wow, absolutely gorgeous! Thanks Tina, such delightful photographs.

RedPat said...

Just this week I've noticed a lot of butterflies too! No frost here.

Ginny said...

Stunning photos! Each thing is beautiful and special! Quite a few butterflies have big bites out of their wings. Do you think it is from a predator chasing? I LOVE the light in the last picture!!

Revrunner said...

Frost! Yikes!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful colours in these pictures. Some frost in surrounding areas,but no damaging frost here yet,either.

Alexa T said...

So pretty blooms in september!! Have a sunny autumn!

Lois Evensen said...

What wonderful color!

Randy said...

Lovely subjects.

Rose said...

Your flowers are in much nicer shape than mine...I don't really have much that blooms now. Love the color/lighting in the Monarch shot.

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, beautiful Monarch butterfly and LOVE the collage of BEAUTIFUL flowers from your garden around the butterfly♡♡♡ Wow, frost around your area already :-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Felicia said...

gorgeous images.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful collages and images!

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Beautiful photos

thanks

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my word!! Your pictures are breathtaking beautiful.
Excellent captures. MB

Adam Jones said...

Such beautiful Butterflies.

fredamans said...

Poor Monarch... I wonder what happened?!

kelley jensen said...

your garden is gorgeous.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh that poor female has had a rough time,but how great to see some and I hope many are able to overwinter so that we see more next season..Michelle

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