Butterfly Moments

My mother always told me that the butterfly was a symbol of the resurrection so I have a special love for butterflies and how they can go from a caterpillar to a butterfly.   Within its protective casing the caterpillar radically transforms its body, eventually emerging as a butterfly.

Hi friends,

Summer is a magical time for watching butterflies.  On Sunday morning, I just sat and watched this beautiful butterfly.  Bob was cleaning and replenishing the bird bath and this butterfly was not deterred by his presence.  I have a little difficulty identifying some of these butterflies.  I think this is an orange butterfly.  I suppose it could be a pearl-bordered fritillary.  There are 175 species found in North Carolina so I am sometimes pressed to properly identify them.

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I try really hard to plant flowers that the butterflies and hummingbirds love.

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A hummingbird joined the butterfly this morning but I could not photograph him.  They are much too quick for me but I shall keep trying.

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He hid in this spot waiting for Bob to finish with the bird bath.

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He is a cutie.  I think the whole family is living under the tree.

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I see them every day…lots of Heavenly visitors.

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Another kind of butterfly!  Loved as well!

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Dianne

One thought on “Butterfly Moments

  1. We gardeners are always happy to have butterflies visit. Dianne, I am not sure I have ever had this butterfly visit. Butterflies and bees make me happy flitting and buzzing in the garden! Have a lovely day!

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