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We've had so much rain this past week AND again this morning that the poor butterflies must have been starving. We actually had sunshine yesterday afternoon. The flutterbys were in a feeding frenzy and obviously drunk on nectar because getting photographs was not a problem. Usually it's a chase all around the yard with zero results.

I think this is a pipevine swallowtail.

ve

 
Posts: 3586 | Location: southern middle Tennessee | Registered: May 05, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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another one - this dying monarda bloom must have still had some nectar in it.

 
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There were tiger swallowtails everywhere too. Some were practicing their acrobatic skills.

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another tiger

 
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and another

 
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I'm always chasing them too! LOL Silly tho I think I could fill up a computer with butterfly shots!
My screensaver is a butterfly. My butterfly bush didn't come back this summer. They never last around here. Few years tops. Lovely ~~ Your doing your part to beautify TN!


"Those that throw mud, lose ground!" :>)
 
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WOW. those are incredible pictures. lucky you to have such gorgeous visitors.
 
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Great shots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love the swallowtails! I've been seeing more of them the last couple of weeks but still not as many as in a normal year.

Right now, I'm having a bee invasion...both bumble bees & honey bees. But that is GOOD!


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
Posts: 4856 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Wonderful pictures--I rarely get any shots of them. More rain expected here any minute. It's just like the tropics here, dark skies and storms just about every afternoon. My back yard has spots that are like a bog.
 
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Wow VE great pics.
Send some of that rain to Ok please.


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Tropics for sure Paws! Raining hard here now after a bad hair day of humidity!


"Those that throw mud, lose ground!" :>)
 
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Wish I could send some of this rain to those of you who need it. I really don't want to whine because we've had too many drought years.........HOWEVER - LOL. The rain we are getting now is just running off....speaking of bogs - ever seen a hillside bog?

Karen, we have bees too - it's delightful to see them.

Muddy, I can just see you chasing butterflies around the yard, because I do the same thing. Someone should make a movie - it would be hilarious.

Thank y'all for the compliments.

ve
 
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gorgeous flowers and butterflies.
 
Posts: 15322 | Location: Harford county, MD, zone 6 | Registered: May 10, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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jeesh, lucky you vera...I'm not far and we've mpt seen but a mere quick 1 minutes shower....which does nothing. I'm 20 minutes south of Memphis. Your probably an hour and a half from me. Y'all did get some good rain the last day or so. Great pictures! My fennel has swallowtail eggs loaded on it. It reseeded from last year, it was six feet tall and I recently cut back some of the blooms in hopes of the greenery leafing out. They are going to starve at this rate. Wowser. Life is about loving, living, moving, butterflies,home, friends and hummingbirds, husbands...in no particular order!


"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt"
 
Posts: 1174 | Location: Houston, Tx Zone 9 | Registered: Jul 13, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Love your photos, especially the first black and blue butterfly....just gorgeous!


Life is a great big canvas...throw all the paint on it you can.
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