Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 141: Butterfly and Coneflowers


Tiger Swallowtail with Purple Coneflowers







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22 comments:

Mary said...

Pictures like these just exude summer! Lovely!

Heather said...

Thanks, Mary! It certainly feels more like summer this week. We hit 90 today for the first time this year.

Indrani said...

Lovely captures!
Happy WW!

pixiedusk said...

I always wanted to take photos of butterfly but they move to fast for me. Thanks for sharing these photos =) #WW

NC Sue said...

Beautiful shots. We've planted lots of things that are supposed to attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, but have seen very few butterflies this year for some reason.
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Beth F said...

Awesome captures! I love coneflowers and grow them in my garden.

colleen said...

We only have black swallowtails this year, so it's good to see the yellow. I did a post like this earlier in the week. Got a Wordless today.

Heather said...

Thanks, Indrani!

Heather said...

Pixiedusk: Photographing butterflies usually takes a lot of patience. This particular butterfly was so intent on his feast that he didn't seem to notice me, and I was able to take several pics of him, on a couple of different flowers.

Heather said...

Sue: I haven't seen that many butterflies this year, either. We had a hard winter, followed by a long, cold spring and mostly below average temps this summer, which could be affecting the population in our area. I've seen several hummingbirds this year, but they are much more difficult to photograph.

Heather said...

Thanks, Beth! I love the variety of coneflowers I see in my area. I would love to plant some of those and red bergamot outside my front windows when they finish tearing out some old bushes.

keiths ramblings said...

Simply beautiful

Heather said...

Hi Colleen! I've only seen a few butterflies so far this year, mostly smaller ones, and this was the first tiger swallowtail I've seen.

Heather said...

Thanks, Keith!

Melanie said...

So pretty!! Love the butterfly... such pretty colors.

Heather said...

Thanks, Melanie -- Isn't that swallowtail a beauty?

New Jersey Memories said...

I love the butterflies!

maryaustria said...

Wonderful photos! Great!

Heather said...

NJ Memories: Thank you! ☺

Heather said...

Thanks, Mary!

Kristin Aquariann said...

Beautiful butterfly! I wish her relatives would visit the coneflowers by my house more often.

Heather said...

Thanks, Kristin! I wouldn't mind seeing more of them myself. There haven't been enough butterflies this year. ☺