Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Monarchs

On August 27th, 
perhaps the last day we had sunshine,
I had several monarch butterflies fluttering around my gardens.
The monarch butterfly is perhaps one of the most recognized butterflies.





Summer adults live only a few weeks.
Think about that time frame when you see a monarch...
how wonderful they decided to visit you during the few weeks they were alive.

Butterflies...the flowers of the air!

22 comments:

  1. What glorious beauty, my friend. And the colors are just bursting with vibrancy! Have a wonderful day!

    Hugs to you!

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  2. Oh, so beautiful, Debbie. I think you're the new butterfly whisperer, and that's a huge compliment.

    I had no idea they lived such a short life, though. :(

    xoxo

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  3. Hello Debbie!
    Your photos are wonderful and the butterflies are phenomenal.
    Greetings from far away Poland.
    Lucja

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  4. Eine Schönheit dieser Schmetterling.

    Noke

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  5. Monarchs appear to have had a very good year this year. They have been migrating through here in the thousands over the past week or so.

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  6. Butterflies are magic: they bring just grace... they don't hurt, or sting, or disturb...

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  7. They are forever a mystery and gift of nature, brightening our days.

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  8. Butterflies all decked out in the colors of Fall! How beautiful! Hugs!

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  9. Gorgeous. I love the thought too, Debbie!

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  10. I just never tire of seeing those beautiful butterflies. Around here we will have to wait for next summer now.

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  11. I bever knew they lived for such a SHORT TIME!! They are so pretty arent they? Any fun plans for the weekend?

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  12. Oh Debbie, these photos are just so lovely. I didn’t know they had such a short life span. No wonderu you enjoy your moments with them. I think their story really is remarkable.
    Blessings and hugs for you and your tender care of this beautiful gift from a lovely Heavenly Father!

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  13. butterflies are such a rare beauty....these photos are lovely <3

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  14. How sad that these beautiful butterflies live for only a few weeks. So thankful I have seen these creatures through the lens of your camera. Thank you for delighting me with your amazing photos.

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  15. Gorgeous photos! You did well with them this year!

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  16. Yes, indeed …
    'Butterflies...the flowers of the air!'

    Beautiful photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  17. They are hard to capture too, usually they are non stop moving, you always do a wonderful job in getting great pics of them!! Just Beautiful!
    Love that last quote!

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  18. Debbie - glorious shots! A few years ago, I did a presentation at work about Monarchs as a way of demonstrating several principles - teamwork, perseverance, the power of transformation, etc. Most people did not really appreciate the lifecycle of this marvelous creature!

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