Thursday, April 23, 2009

Longing for Warmer Weather

I probably don't need to comment on any of these photos.
Spring and warm weather is slow in coming,
so here are a few old slide scans to make you feel warm.
Monarch Butterfly I don't have a name for this Dragonfly,but I think he looks good.
Another one that will remain nameless.
Yellow Tiger Swallowtail
And yet another one without a name.
All photos by Jake
Just a thought:Be as courteous to your family as you are to strangers.
God's laughter is heard in the song of birds and
the whisper of butterfly wings.


  1. Ruth, these are just breathtaking. The butterflies are incredible and so is the dragonfly or whatever he is.

  2. Well Ruth, Warmer weather will get to you---I'm sure. Maybe it won't get to you as soon as it gets to us, but it will get there!!!!! I promise!!!!

    We finally got warmer here today... AND we could go into the 80's in the next couple of days. Yeah-Rah!!!!

    Just wait---it WILL happen to you, my friend

  3. These photos are absolutely stunning! The variety is amazing too! Our Creator is totally awesome! Thanks for sharing! I like your thought too!

  4. Ruth: A wonderful look at what is to come. #3 is an American Painted Lady.

  5. This really makes me look forward to butterflies and dragonflies! Such beauty in such small packages. God is good!

  6. Beautiful butterflies! Some great captures there. Thanks for sharing with us. Mona

  7. I know you are getting anxious and so am I. It is supposed to get up to 81 degrees F here today and I can feel it already. Wow. It should make things jump and look even nicer.

    Such wonderful places, so different from where I have lived. The Hamlet of Gordon, Ohio is where I was born and raised and it is how small hamlets used to be and this one still exists.

    The Hamlet of Gordon

  8. Beautioful! I'll be glad when Summer arrives!

  9. I think the 3rd one is a Painted Lady, not an American Painted Lady. Look at those circles, the American Painted Lady has 2 large. The Painted Lady has several smaller ones. Think you have a Painted Lady.

    Think the last one is a Fritillary, just not sure which one, can't see good enough to tell. They can also be kind of confusing.

    Dragonflies.... I have decided to not try to figure them out. I am bad enough about the butterflies and birds.

    Love the series, all the photos are great.

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  10. Warmer weather tomorrow here in PA! These photos make me look forward to all the lovlies of summer!

  11. So pretty!! I adore these photos and cannot wait for this sort of life to come around to the forests once more!!
    I love the dragonfly, beautiful!! And the butterflies are stunning!

    Hugs and kisses♥

  12. Amazing photos! I find butterflies very tough to photograph.
    I appreciate your "thought." I know many people who need to take that advice!!

  13. I feel warmer just looking at these beautiful summer shots. Gorgeous.

  14. These photos are just beautiful. Warmer weather has made it to Tennessee so hopefully it will soon work its way to you. Once it gets there I'll look forward to more great photos like these.

  15. So beautiful! ! ! I can't wait for Butterflies.
    You two take such amazing pictures!

  16. Lovely collection Ruth. Blessings to you.

  17. I just found my Zebra Swallowtail Butterflies. I will have to post them.

  18. Beautiful, Ruth. Maybe spring is on its way to you - it sort of skipped us - was 92 yesterday!

  19. Ahhh...yes Ruth that quote says it all! Happy day to you!

  20. These were all a beautiful treat for me! The Tiger Swallowtail is one of my favorite butterflies!

  21. Beautiful butterfly photos. I always find trying to photograph them difficult.

  22. Beautiful pictures and a great thought to end on! Our families often get our worst instead of our best... thanks for the reminder!


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