Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Petals and Wings

It is time to take a look back to warm sunny days,when the flowers were blooming and the butterflies were busy.No I don't want to rush the days,but it can't hurt to think back to last summer and then to look forward to what is to come.

I am not here to identify each butterfly,all I want to do is enjoy their beauty.
Perhaps some day I will learn to identify these the way I can many birds.


It is not that often that I see one of these with both tails mostly complete.The wings look a little worn,but it is still pretty.


Dandelions and butterflies,a nice combination.Seeing a picture like this makes me like the Dandelion a little more.


Not many flowers have a true blue colour,but this one is very close.The little Skipper is a nice addition.


No I did not photoshop this one.It was my lucky day,to get a bee in each flower.If only I could have posed them to be in the exact same position. :)


For those of you who are seeing a lot of snow outside,as I am,I trust these pictures have been a ray of sunshine and joy,for all the others,hope you found these pictures a joy to look at.

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful summer color! Just what we need to brighten up the snowy white out the window.

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  2. Great photos, Ruth... I love seeing butterflies --and I'm one who doesn't know the names of them... (Have a hard enough time learning the different birds... ha ha)..

    I do love the last photo with the 2 bees in the daisies... PERFECT.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Thanks Ruth for the great pictures. Just what I needed as I look at the piles of snow out side my window..

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  4. Beautiful! I can hardly wait to see these back in my yard!!!

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  5. Gosh Ruth, these are beautiful!!! Do you know what the awesome blue flower is? I don't know butterfly names any better than you do.

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  6. the bees on both made me smile. :)

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  7. Oh they're wonderful, Ruth. Each one of them. And they're a perfect contrast to the nine inches of snow we received last night. Our biggest snow of the season.

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  8. Ruth, your photos are always a joy to see.. no matter the season or content. These are especially cheery and make me wish for summer (never mind spring!) to hurry back. Thanks for the warmth.

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  9. All beautiful shots, Ruth. I do love the simple twin daisys with bees. Diane

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  10. these are super shots. the bee shot is incredible. swallowtails and red admirals are back in our yard. the red admiral has sat on my chest a couple of times. once he sat on my arm and the touch feels so funny, so light and thrilling.

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  11. These are wonderful! Thanks for the summer sunshine and colors.

    FlowerLady

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  12. I am sure that those covered in snow are happy to see these photos..We don't have snow, but it sure does the heart good to see your pictures.
    Hoping you all stay safe and warm..
    Drink lots of water and stay hydrated.
    have a great day.

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  13. Ruth, these are splendid! The first one might be a gulf fritillary and the one below that a swallowtail. I can't wait to see butterflies again. I've been seeing a few here and there, so I know we're close to spring.

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  14. You've brought Spring to my Screen :)
    Thank you!
    Absolutely gorgeous pictures!

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  15. Thanks for the happy reminders of warm days and sunshine. We're supposed to get above freezing today for the first time in several days. Your butterflies have definitely brightened the day.

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  16. These are all so beautiful Ruth, you brought me spring on this cold, snowy day!

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  17. Ruth, nice shots! I am looking forward to summer! A lot! You brightened my day! Thanks!

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  18. Great captures and beautiful pictures.
    You don't have to know what they are to enjoy their beauty.

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  19. Seeing these photos was like breathing in fresh air. Wonderful!

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  20. I just love seeing your photos - and with that wish for spring to show up soon!

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  21. We still have lots of snow here so this is a welcome sight.

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  22. These are just beautiful! We had only 5 above this morning, and still lots of snow.

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  23. Hi Ruth, What a joy looking through this post. I really liked what you said: "I am not here to identify each butterfly, all I want to do is enjoy their beauty." I often feel that way about photos I share on John's Island. The names are nice but it's the beauty that counts. Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend. John

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  24. Very nice!!! Now you are making we want spring even more. :)

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  25. Oh wow, these are beautiful! Love all but that first one is super.

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  26. These shots are gorgeous and take me right into warm weather and sunshine...The imagination is a powerful tool....That last shot was amazing that the bees were on both flowers at just that time....

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  27. Beautiful closeups of the summery flowers, butterflies and bees!

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  28. Super, summer images Ruth. The meadows are so beautiful in the mornings and evenings, when it is not quite as hot and the insects and birds are active.

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