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by plants 'n pots on July 27, 2006 08:34 AM
I've had tons of beautiful butterflies on my butterfly bushes this week -
they just amaze me! I could watch them for hours...

Monarchs
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by plants 'n pots on July 27, 2006 08:36 AM
Tons and tons of yellow tiger swallowtails, but they don't like to sit still long enough for me to take pictures.

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by Thornius on July 27, 2006 08:37 AM
Those are quite beautiful! I believe that is a Monarch.

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by plants 'n pots on July 27, 2006 08:47 AM
Thanks, Thorny!
Yup... that's what I said... Monarch! [thumb]

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by jakesangel on July 27, 2006 09:01 AM
ahh gorgeous! I love taking photos of butterflies. Looks like yours was very co-operative!

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by Tonya on July 27, 2006 09:31 AM
Very nice!! [thumb] I can't get my camera up fast enough to catch any of mine...

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by Thornius on July 27, 2006 10:05 AM
Tonya, do like I do and cover your flowers with glue. They CAN'T leave then even if they want to.

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by charoopy on July 27, 2006 01:15 PM
Very pretty!! I can't get a picture of those they are too fast and I have to get so close because of no zoom.
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by Triss on July 27, 2006 01:24 PM
Pretty butterflies!

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by loz on July 27, 2006 02:16 PM
Love them Lynne, my neighbor has a butterfly bush right on the border of my property and it is always loaded with Monarchs and other butteflies....just love seeing them! [thumb]
by Thornius on July 27, 2006 05:40 PM
Butterflies likes me Zinnias and Balsams.

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by princessazlea on July 27, 2006 09:10 PM
Pretty butterflies Lynne [thumb]

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by patches1414 on July 27, 2006 10:08 PM
Those are some beautiful butterflies and also some beautiful flowers, Lynne! [thumb] Good job and great pictures! [muggs] I can't get any good pictures of my butterflies because when I get too close they fly away. [Mad] You must have quite a good zoom lens on your camera. [Wink]

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by slredmond on July 29, 2006 05:25 AM
quote:
Tonya, do like I do and cover your flowers with glue. They CAN'T leave then even if they want to.
whatEVER!!!! [tongue]

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by Thornius on July 29, 2006 05:59 AM
I DON'T do that! I just wait patiently for HOURS on end by a vacant flower for a butterfly to appear.

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by slredmond on July 30, 2006 01:42 AM
Yesterday I actually had a WHOLE afternoon off. I was like a kid at recess! No place I had to be, nothing scheduled, no one needing me for anything! So, I went to a pretty lake in our neighborhood that had a ton of "swamp" milkweed in bloom right next to the water's edge. It was just alive with butterflies. What a refreshing, peaceful way to spend an hour - watching them dance all over from plant to plant.

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by Triss on July 30, 2006 06:48 AM
Oh that sounds very peaceful!

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by patches1414 on July 30, 2006 08:26 AM
Oh Sandy, what a dream day! [Love] I guess it must be a lot cooler in Michigan than it is down here in Illinois. [Roll Eyes] Although we had some pretty decent days last week, so I can't complain. I've noticed a lot less butterflies on my bush when it's this hot, [Frown] but they were pleantiful when it was a little cooler. [Wink]

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by slredmond on August 01, 2006 06:37 AM
Yep - it was great. I didn't realize how badly I needed a break until I took one!! Today, though, it's just miserable hot. High 90s with stiffling humidity. Oh well, this too shall pass.

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by weezie13 on August 22, 2006 12:26 AM
Those are gorgeous Lynne...

I have a couple of Monarchs here, they like to visit my Verbena Bonariensis plants..
*and the Milkweed right next to it*

I had two baby monarchs on them, and we were watchin' them, but I don't see them anymore..
so either a bird got'em [Eek!] or they grew up
real fast and I missed it all... [dunno] [Razz]

Thanks for those pretty pictures...

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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