Thursday, May 3, 2012

Guess Who Came to Dinner

Tuesday evening,
I was out watching the sky
as severe weather was
in the forecast.

While standing on the deck,
it  didn't take me long to notice
a bunch of butterflies
flitting around.
I've never seen so many at one time.
I'm guessing they are migrating.

Imagine my delight
Wednesday morning
when I was able to capture these shots.










I'm sure there are more
photos of this
Red Admiral Butterfly
then you care to see
but I can't help myself.
It's not often I can get
such close ups with my
point  and shoot!


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36 comments:

Buttons said...

They are very pretty I am so glad you said their name. Thanks Jill. I only use a point and shoot. they work just fine. B

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Butterflies are so beautiful. Any color and any style and size. They are gorgeous. I have a plant that they eat off of. I don't know what it is called because I bought it at a garage sale. It has these tiny purple flowers.
I went to a butterfly excursion while on a cruise and it was so much fun to learn about them.
Beautiful pictures.
I found a huge cricket on one of my plants the other day while gardening and just had to run inside and get my camera. Maybe I will blog about it. HMMM something different to blog about. It doesn't always have to be about crafting. Or does it?
Off to blog the cricket. Thanks Jill for the idea.
TFS> ANA

Gloria Hood said...

Those are great shots! Sure is fun getting photos of butterflies!

Nancy's Notes said...

Those are awesome shots! I can never get a great shot, great job!!! I just love butterflies and that one is just beautiful!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful butterflies Jill. You're sweet to fix them dinner :-)

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful butterfly pictures.
Have a great Thursday.
Eva

Chatty Crone said...

You got some great shots of those beautiful butterflies - almost looks opaque. sandie

Tanya said...

oh they are just beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

I think this is the year of the butterfly! I have never seen so many this early in the year. :)

Susan said...

Wow, you got some great photos! I never thought of putting an orange out for creatures to suck or eat from. Great idea!!!!

Julie Marie said...

Oh Jill... your photos are just stunning, as are the butterflies!... I never get tired of looking at Nature photos... did you know that in Native American lore, butterflies signify eternal life?... I love the meanings that go along with Nature... xoxo Julie Marie PS I hope you did not get that severe weather!

nanny said...

So Pretty....Isn't it fun to be in the right place at the right time?

Great shots.

Do you have orioles at your oranges? I have tried but not succeeded...yet!

Debbie said...

WoW jill, these are really, really good!!

we were down by the beach the other day, and we saw hundreds of butterflies. the were soooo quick and fluttery, i could not even see what they were.

great idea to put out fruit, you got some amazing pictures, the light is so pretty!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh they are beautiful! I always think butterflies are gifts or messages from above...thanks for sharing

TexWisGirl said...

love these guys. and glad you are feeding them w/ fruit! :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What great shots, and I never thought of putting an orange out for them!

Bev said...

Great pictures!!

Blessed Serendipity said...

What beautiful photos Jill. I wonder if this was the butterflies first taste of a fresh orange. You were so blessed with the sight of all the butterflies. I just cherish moments like these.

xo,
Danielle

Madi and Mom said...

We've never seen a red admiral butterfly and are very thankful you introduced it to us. OMC they like oranges too.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Michaele said...

Imagine the butterfly's delight at finding that orange. Guess you were both quite happy at the time.

Rohrerbot said...

Love this series of shots Jill. Beautiful when the butterflies are around....and they certainly do love their citrus:)

Ed Pilolla said...

just the opposite: i couldn't get enough of the scene and looked at the photos more than twice each. great shot, especially on an open-face orange. something sweet and divine in them.

Dianna said...

Beautiful shots, Jill! My mom loved butterflies, so your photos brought her to mind. (Thanks!) ;)

Ellie said...

Well done capturing them - any time I see a butterfly I'm just not fast enough to catch it. Lovely shots.

Paula said...

Your photos are so beautiful.

Lynne said...

This was a visual treat . . . Happy your point and shoot took such great pictures . . . This site was better than Storm Watch, wasn't it . . .

Susan said...

Picture perfect Jill - such a thrill to see them, thanks for sharing. Can imagine how excited you were :D)

Julie Marie said...

Hi again Jill... I think you just visited my fairy house once more (I can see from my feedjit who visits!)... hold on before you make one till you get the little package I sent you, I think it will come in handy!!!... xoxo Julie Marie

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What amazing photos! And I love the stories of the plants in your previous post! What lovely ways to remember your parents. So special! Enjoy!

Maple Lane said...

I adore butterflies and your pics are beautiful, Jill!

Marie said...

I had dozens of those today on my deck also! I just thought "Look what the storm blew in!"

Annmarie Pipa said...

how very cool! great pictures!

Nancy said...

Our farm has been invaded with moths and small butterflies like these in the past two weeks. Kinda creepy when there's that many -- but your shot is lovely, so colorful with the orange. :)

Donna said...

Dear Jill,

You and I with our little point and shoot cameras do pretty darn good my friend. This is another fantastic shot of the butterfly! Just amazing!

Thank you for sharing, Jill. I love all of your shots of nature and beauty around your home!

Blessings for a fantastic weekend!

Hugs,
Donna

Busy Bee Suz said...

They are so gorgeous...I love them!

Ida said...

These are delightful. Such a pretty butterfly.