Monday, August 10, 2015

Flowers That Fly

That's what butterflies remind me of -- flowers that fly.

Yesterday we visited the beautiful butterfly house at Honey Horn Coastal Museum.

 

 

I was able to take a lot of photos because we were pretty much the only ones there.

 

Zebra Longwing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giant Swallowtail

You might recall the Orange Dog caterpillar that defoliated our lime tree a few weeks ago (below). Well, this beauty with a 5 inch wingspan is the eventual result!


There is nothing in a caterpillar

that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.

Buckminster Fuller

Orange Dog caterpillar of the Giant Swallowtail butterfly

 

 

 

 

Black Swallowtail

Much smaller than his giant cousin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Swallowtail

 

 

 

 

 

Black Swallowtail

 

 

 

Monarch emerging

 

 

 

 

 

Not a Butterfly,

a brightly-colored

Metallic Green Bee

 

 

 

 

Happiness is like a butterfly which when pursued is just beyond your grasp

but if you sit down quietly may alight on you.

Unknown

 

19 comments:

  1. Fascinating is the cycle of the butterfly. Delicate creatures..
    A song comes to mind....Love is like a butterfly, soft and gentle as a sigh.

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  2. Your photos remind me to check out the butterfly tent again at Como Park before the summer is over.

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  3. Over at Living Legacy Gardens near Staples MNthey have a butterfly house but sadly it was empty this year. What a fun afternoon for you! :)

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  4. Monarchs are always my favorite.

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  5. I was hoping to see a Monarch and I wasn't disappointed.

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  6. Definitely the black one is my favourite. I think we don't have it in Europe

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  7. You really did capture some great photos, thank you for sharing.

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  8. This wonderful post is like a moist Summer stroll in woods!











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  9. We have a butterfly place in our vicinity, and I've never been! Gotta get there!

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  10. I love butterfly sanctuaries. We have one in Houston I've visited often. Never get tired of it.

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  11. I love all butterflies. That Giant Swallowtail is amazing! I love the view through the window the Giant Swallowtail is on too.

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  12. Nice photos of the butterflies, we don't see so much different ones here .And my cat is hunting (and eating) the few I see in the garden.....

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  13. The food unit has been one of the most interesting, I did it early and wanted to do the last one, but it won't let me. We're off to England so I can't finish it before we go.

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  14. Flowers that fly..... I love it. We went to a similar place in the Denver area a few years ago. Unfortunately my camera failed that day. You did good....:)

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  15. Beautiful photos. People must keep in mind when they want to mash a caterpillar, it may turn into something beautiful.

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  16. I really enjoy Butterfly pavilions and so do my Grands.

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  17. Thanks. There are frogs in every picture, maybe just the eyes, but they're there. This is one of two water gardens I have.

    Have a great day.

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  18. Lucky you for being there almost alone with caterpillars and butterflies. You've got really beautiful pictures and I also like the quotes you've added.

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