Saturday, September 3, 2016

Saturday Critters ~ 142 ~

I visited this Butterfly Garden last year, after I read about it on Facebook.
It was created last year and 
I was happy to return this year and see that it has been maintained beautifully.

On the Barnegat Bay in Seaside New Jersey, it has a pretty view located
away from the boardwalk, beach and shore attractions...
I like that.

It is a peaceful, quiet spot,

and a lot of the flowers in the garden were still in bloom.

The Black Swallowtails were fluttering about but I was only able to capture one image worth sharing.

And this little guy who was happy to pose for me.
There weren't too many butterflies,
a few Black Swallowtails and one Monarch that was having no part of posing for pictures.

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August 30, 2016

23 comments:

  1. Hello, Debbie! The view of the bay is pretty. I love the butterfly garden. Great captures of the Swallowtail and the skipper. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

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  2. Elegant butterflies.

    The skipper can fly in "lightning" speed. I have found them at my place.

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  3. What a lovely place to visit butterflies! I have a garden this year that has been captivating to our sweet Monarch butterflies, thank goodness, because they need places to survive!

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  4. i like the little skippers. what a pretty spot!

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  5. What gorgeous photos! Beautiful colors!

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  6. All lovely photos and amazing butterfly shots!

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  7. I have been chasing butterflies this week too! Your photos of them and the flowers are beautiful!

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  8. Lovely captures of the butterflies Debbie, and I love the idea of having a well maintained and pretty butterfly garden by the sea. The tranquil pier and gull shots are beautiful.:)

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  9. That looks so peaceful. It's amazing you got one to pose for you. I saw several big orange butterflies today in our driveway, but they're gone in a flash!

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  10. Of course, I saved all these fantastic photos. Thanks for your magical eye for beauty. Sending hugs your way!

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  11. Your images make me feel as though I am right there in person enjoying the beauty of nature. Thanks for sharing, sweet Debbie. Happy long weekend! Hugs!

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  12. Love the Swallowtail on the Zinnia!

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  13. Beautiful scenes,whether with a butterfly or without.

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  14. How delightful! Your butterfly close-ups are excellent.

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  15. That is a beautiful picture of the bright butterfly on the pink flower-- love it!💜💜 --hey do yall get those huge fluttery white big moth thingies there? They fly at night and love my white moonflowers!

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  16. Wow !!!! Fantastic photos !!!
    Greetings :)

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  17. We have a butterfly sanctuary in Ontario, too. Happily I can see them here, though! Love yours!

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  18. Gorgeous captures! I love the butterflies.

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  19. That looks such a lovely spot and so important to have these types of garden areas to support the butterflies ...

    Lovely photo's

    All the best Jan

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  20. love the butterfly garden and the view it has as well as that long pier

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  21. I remember you going last year, so great that it still is being kept up nicely and is still a quiet place to enjoy, great job catching them, ours just don't seem to stay still long enough for me :)

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