What a gorgeous picture, Louise!
Thank you Mich...
Hi Louise ,What a beautiful picture ... gotta have it . Thanks for sharing :).
Be my guest, Nee. Be sure and show it to the kids!
what beautiful,beautiful picture Louise I love butterflies:))
I do too, Gloria. So glad you liked it.
Hi Louise...Great capture...Haven't seen as many Monarchs this year...wonder why?Enjoy your day!Cheers!Linda :o)
Thanks Linda. I was just reading an article that said the monarch population is down significantly this year due to the sever drought and excessive heat in the mid west in 2012. When the vegetation dried up, they couldn't find any milkweed to lay eggs. Some monarchs didn't even survive because there was no available nectar for them. The article said there were 80% less Monarchs in Mexico last winter and if the weather doesn't cooperate this year, there will be even less next year.
Hi Louise, that's a very spectacular picture. Very lovely.Happy Wednesday.
Thank you Amelia.
Great picture! We used to have a butterfly garden when we lived in Florida, and had hundreds of butterflies. I used to love taking photos of them. That was back in the film days (slides, actually) so never knew what you were getting until the film was developed! Truly wish I had a digital camera back then - it would have changed my life. Anyway, thanks for this.
I'm working on having a butterfly garden John. I think of the pictures lost from days gone by often. I do believe I still have rolls of undeveloped film around here somewhere!
Lovely photography! We really need a good butterfly bush here.
Thanks Nellie. Butterfly bushes are quite easy to propagate. If someone will let you take a clipping of theirs let me know and I will tell you how easy it is to do. There is a method though so don't just take any old clipping:)
Oh, how pretty!!! I love your Wordless Wednesday, even though you don't have Brutus.
Thanks Marjie. Just don't tell Brutus I'm a copy cat. BTW, how does Brutus feel about cats?
The big butterfly I encountered this week wouldn't sit still for a photo... your butterfly really was nice to you!
Actually Mae, I was waiting by that butterfly bush for quite a while before I got this picture. It took a loooooooong time:) I think my new camera is teaching me patience in my "old" age, lol...
This is beautiful Louise! A stunning butterfly with the colours of summer.I'd like to thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog.I have not been as active recently as I am in Italy on holidays and I prefer the beach to my laptop :-)) Take care XX
I do hope you are enjoying your holiday in Italy, Alida. Your blog is a pleasure to visit:)
Beautiful! This must be a butterfly bush??
Yes Inger it's a Butterfly Bush that I started from a clipping just two years ago. Want one?
Beautiful, my friend! I don't see nearly the number of butterflies as I did as a child...so when I do, they bring a smile to my face :)
Butterflies and grasshoppers, Liz. I don't nearly half as many as I did as a child. A bit disturbing...
Absoluetly stunning!~ Thanks for sharing it with us.Velva
Thank you Velva, so glad you enjoyed your visit:)
Oh WOW! What an amazing picture! Love every bit of it . Simply AWESOME!
Thank you Kit. I'm delighted you enjoyed it:)
What a stunning photo! Our butterfly bush will need SERIOUS prunning after this season.
Thanks Channon. I usually prune mine in the Spring. I was worried this year because I had to have it pruned while I was in idaho because it was too early before I left. Will you be making "baby" butterfly bushes from yours?
Beautiful photo! Oh how I love watching my butterflies!
Thank you Kathy. They sure are fun to watch. some of their antics are quite amusing too. Thanks for visiting...
from your garden? you were saying you cant work with yeast..but can definately working very well with your camera! nice pic!
Yes Lena, from the garden:) Yeast I'm really bad with, cameras just a little bad with, lol...
Hi Louise,An eye-catching butterfly! Beautiful creature! Somehow I can never capture a nice picture of a butterfly, they do not like to pose for me! The minute I have a camera in my hand, they will fly away and away as fast as their wings would carry them .........!!!! :(
Oh believe me, Joyce, those butterflies did not want to pose for me either. It took me almost an hour to get that shot!
Breathtakingly beautiful!Thanks for the kind and heartwarming comment on my blog.Chers,Rosa
Oh thank you, Rosa. Coming from you that is quite encouraging:)
A beautiful picture. I love butterflies. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for visiting, Geraldine:)
Through this wide opened gate, none came too early,none returned too late.Thanks for dropping in...Louise
Thank you to Cakespy, Jesse for my delicious Cuppie Topper. Drop by and see what she has in store for you:)