Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Late last fall, I had an unusually large number of butterflies in my garden. Most exciting was the fact that there were some that I had never seen before. I spent hours following them from flower to flower trying to get a good photo! They are fast and hard to photograph! I managed a few decent shots of several of them. Unfortunately, they were not always on the best of the flowers!
This is a Julia Heliconia. I love how it's body is fuzzy and orange too! It is most common in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
This is a Zebra Heliconia, also most common in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

This is a Gulf Fritillary. It is common in my area. I love the way the photo shows the underside of its wings with the light shining through. I love to sit on my patio and watch them flutter from flower to flower. They are like colorful little fairies!

This butterfly was flying around the yard this weekend! I am not thrilled with the photograph, but it was the best of them! This butterfly was fast, and it didn't spend much time on a flower. It was always moving!

Ya'll Come Back Now!



  1. Hi Lorilee :)

    Those pictures are beautiful! How wonderful to be able to watch them from your patio :)

    I hope Lucy is okay! That would have scared me to death.


  2. I do not think that we have butterflies like that here. Beautiful.
    Love the apron, I want to make a few for Christmas presents.

  3. Ahhhh, this is a treasure! I don't know what I'd give to have butterflies as beautiful as those fluttering around in my little heaven.... Just lovely!

    You have a beautiful and blessed day, sweet friend.



  4. They are truly beautiful.I wish we had more butterflies like that, as I have never seen any. Great photography.

  5. Wow!
    Aren`t they such wonderful blessing to have in your beautiful garden!
    You are very lucky!
    Big Hugs,
    Debbie Moss

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