Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Butterflies

I've really been making myself get some things done outside because I go back to school in only two weeks!
I am happy to see I still have butterflies as the neighbors sprayed for something that killed many grasshoppers. But there are still hundreds out back and in the pasture grass. :-(
This monarch was quite happy in the veronica.
I just couldn't get it with its wings open!
Sarah took a great picture several years ago that she framed for me and hers is so clear. The white dots on the body are just cute.
I've also seen the usual painted ladies, the sulfur butterflies, and some tiny black ones that I've never seen before. Plus my favorite~the black swallowtail. I have lots of parsley that I plant just for it to lay eggs on.

4 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely photos, Marilyn! I love to watch butterflies; they seem so carefree. Hope you're having a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Karen said...

Beautiful pictures! You might be interested in a website about butterflies for Colorado's front range. It's frontrangebutterflies.com -- my dad and my son put it together. I just planted some parsley, so I'll have to be on the lookout for eggs -- I had no idea butterflies are attracted to parsley!

Sharon~heartsongs said...

Beautiful photos!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh, they are all just so pretty and what wonderful captures.