Tuesday, September 19, 2017

painted ladies

Painted Lady butterflies are migrating through Denver area mid September. I have seen a lot of them about on my flowers. They are in the previous mandala and this cross.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

butterfly in black and white

The photo club I belong to has competitions in color and black and white, so this is butterfly in black and white. Some pictures lend themselves to this others not so much.

Friday, September 1, 2017


Patterns, Patterns, patterns - the scalloped edges of the butterfly wings were wonderful repeated patterns.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


All the water lilies and lotus are beautiful plants, here a pink lotus.

Friday, August 18, 2017

victoria amazonia

The water lilies and lotus are out in a splendid display at the Denver Botanic Gardens Monet Pool. Even with cooler summer temperatures the Victoria Amazonia lily is blooming (they like it hot). It is the lily with giant lily pads - so the expanse of blank space in the mandala above is the surface of one big lily pad. A bloom and a bud are shown with reflection in the water. Victoria Amazonia lilies are night bloomers, so it probably opened the night before. Other lilies open in the daytime and close at night.