Category Archives: butterflies

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #46: Delicate ~ Butterflies ~

All week I’ve contemplated what to post for this challenge. Seeing a Gray Whale that had washed up on the beach because it was starving, had me thinking about the delicate balance of life in our ecosystem. But, those images … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Patterns ~ Bugs & Critters ~

Bugs and butterflies have attracted me since my childhood; from their lovely textures and patterns, to their ability to blend-in with their environment. Here are a few from my recent wanderings through fields and meadows.  Other critters also use the … Continue reading

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~ Sunshine – In A Vase On Monday ~

Eight years ago I converted a swath of my front lawn into flower beds, with the purpose of creating a perennial border of bird and butterfly friendly plants. Today’s salt glaze pottery vase holds blossoms from those gardens. Black-eyed Susan, … Continue reading

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~ Oregon Swallowtail ~ Friday Flyers ~

Be it bird, bug, butterfly, leaf, or seed – if it is something from nature that’s in the air, it’s a Friday Flyer. (Papilio oregonius, sometimes classified as Papilio machaon oregonius[1] or Papilio bairdii oregonius[2]) The adult Oregon swallowtail has … Continue reading

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~ Friday Flyers ~ Gray Hairstreak ~

  Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus) also “common hairstreak” wingspan ~1″

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Life ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Muse

This past week’s photo challenge asked us to select a place or scene that serves as a muse. The more I thought about it and cast about for ideas, the more I realized that everything around me is my muse; … Continue reading

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Razzle-Dazzle Yellow ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Colors of the Rainbow

Yellow adds cheer wherever it shows up — from soft creamy pastels to brilliant bolds — something about yellow keeps me smiling from sunrise to sunset! If you wish to view others in this series of rainbow color collages, just … Continue reading

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Vibrant Orange ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Colors of the Rainbow

This deliciously seductive hue spans the spectrum from almost yellow to bordering on red. If you wish to view others in this series of rainbow color collages, just click on the links in my header. ROY G. BIV“> previous WPC … Continue reading

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~ Reds and Greens of Summer ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Vivid ~

Once in a while, when Jello and I have been exploring her favorite rabbit-sniffing field, I have seen this beautiful small butterfly — always only one in the same area. Maybe 3/4 to 1 inch across, my initial research at … Continue reading

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