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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Butterflies on the Butterfly Bush


I photographed a couple of garden visitors the other day.  This velvety brown beauty is called a Mourning Cloak, or in Britain it’s known as a Camberwell Beauty.  It can live up to a year, so it seems surprising I don’t see more of them. 

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Below is the same butterfly in its angel wing pose.

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This next one is called a Painted Lady.

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So pretty!  Enjoy your day!

15 comments:

  1. oh wow, Leslie, I just love your posts. So beautiful.

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  2. Extraordinary photos! Thanks for sharing all of this loveliness. I tried to grow a Butterfly Bush here in Illinois but it never did well. I just love them.

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  3. Beautiful pictures Leslie. I love when you share your photo's, there is so much beauty in your gardens. The butterflies are gorgeous, I love the painted lady, so rich in yellows. We lost 4 out of 5 butterfly bushes over the winter because it was so harsh this year, and we replaced 3 of them. They are small but growing fast since the spring, full of hundreds of blooms. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day!

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  4. Both the Butterfly bush and the Butterflies are such a Pretty site! I love to see butterflies in the garden but had never looked up the names.... these 2 are really something, don't think I've seen them in our garden.
    Thanks for sharing, give Lulu and Wally Hugs for me!!

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  5. Such wonderful pictures of beautiful butterflies, Leslie. Thanks so much for sharing them.

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  6. Such beautiful pictures! Amazing photographs!

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  7. OMG! Such beautiful pictures! You are so lucky to have them visit your lovely garden!

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  8. Such fantastic closeups of them!!

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  9. Lucky you, getting such beautiful butterflies on your butterfly bush! I have one too, but the critters that visit are not nearly so large or so pretty.

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  10. oh! how beautiful! It does not even look real. The flower is amazing (and your photography is fabulous). I always enjoy strolling through your garden! hugs, de

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  11. Beautiful clear photos. I love the vibrancy of the colours. Just gorgeous.

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  12. How beautiful, I don't believe I have ever seen the first one before...so thanks for sharing that....I just snapped some shots of one here yesterday I am hoping to post...you do have gorgeous flowers...I want to se more and more.....I am gone until Monday..have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!!

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  13. Wow! They are so beautiful. I tried this year to attract butterflies with milkweed plants, but I never saw any caterpillars. Both my sis and one of my nieces are really into it with lots of plants and then they have a special container where they put the caterpillars so they can make their crysallis and become a butterfly. I think next year I'm going to be more prepared. The flowers are gorgeous too. No wonder the butterflies like to come visit you. ;)

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  14. Gorgeous!!!! I just scrolled down your blog and it's beautiful!!! Gorgeous butterflies and flowers!!!

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