Wednesday, April 30, 2014

butterfly on pink

Liked the side view of the butterfly and the bright pink flower it was sitting on with the background out of focus.  We have been having really strong winds over the past couple of days and colder temperatures.  (Grateful the winds were not tornado strength! as others have had) I'll be glad for warmer days and no wind!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

hidden butterfly

Sometimes it's hard to tell where the butterfly is as above, but it makes for interesting patterns.

Friday, April 18, 2014

colorful butterfly

Repeated patterns all over with the bright yellow, red and black. Was even glad to get the butterfly's antenna. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch's are the queen of butterflies with such a migration story. You have to admire them for their long flight.  There is a novel by Mary Alice Monroe called "The Butterfly's Daughter"  which has a young woman following the Monarchs to Mexico. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Butterfly on a cold day

This Butterfly from the Butterfly Pavilion got into moisture condensing on their windows - because it was a cold day outside, just like today.  He did fly off after getting free of the surface tension. When I measured outside today there was about 6 inches of snow in my back yard.  It was melting and turning to slush on the roads, driving was a bit iffy.  We need the moisture - it is just sloppy to get around in when it's snow and it's supposed to be spring - as in April showers bring May flowers!