Monday, August 7, 2017

Meeting a Monarch...

The Monarch Butterflies, considered to be the "king" all of butterflies,
are abundant in the garden right now.
Primarily attracted to milkweed plants, you can also find them on butterfly bushes
and echinacea also known as cone flowers.

With a life span of 2 - 6 weeks, it is important to enjoy one when you see it.
In Fall, they migrate to Mexico...








Most people consider Monarchs to be the prettiest of all butterflies,
my favorites are the Yellow Swallowtails

29 comments:

  1. Wow, Debbie! Your photos are stunning. I love the beautiful monarch, they look pretty on the butterfly bush. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

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  2. Stunning!
    I think this word is going to be used a lot!
    These photo's are just stunning and amazing.
    The colour and clarity ... super!

    All the best Jan

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  3. The butterfly is gorgeous! And your photos truly reflect its beauty! We haven't seen any yet here in Texas but I shall be on the look. One year we were in California in October and we saw where the Monarchs gather at what is called The Butterfly Tree. It was an amazing sight! I forget the name of the town.

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  4. This butterfly fully justifies its name! It is gorgeous!

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  5. It's great to see them. I hope they come back strong.

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  6. YOur photo captures, are amazing...

    Wonder what your little brood, will be????? :-)

    Happy Full Green Corn Moon!
    Luna Crone

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  7. Hello Debbie!:) Your captures are breathtaking. I was saying WOW, all the way down your post. They are gorgeous, and it is such a pity they have such a short life span,..but it's such a visual delight to see them here.:)

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  8. Got to love the monarchs, the first one which comes to mind when I hear the word butterfly, Debbie. You did the justice with these gorgeous photos!

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  9. The butterfly is beautiful, and his pictures on flowers are wonderful. Regards.

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  10. I think they are the prettiest of butterflies!

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  11. Wonderful pictures! The one I saw in our garden was feeding on the Coneflowers.

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  12. it is wonderful that these endangered beauties are so attracted to your garden! Lucky them, lucky you!!

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  13. Your monarch butterflies are gorgeous. They look woderful on your buddleja.
    Have a lovely Tuesday Debbie :)

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  14. Beautiful pictures Debbie. I love how you got such beautiful colors in each shot. Very pretty.

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  15. The fist shot if my favorite...it shows all the details and the beautiful colors.

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  16. Wow that is amazing the close pictures you were able to get of it, so pretty seeing them with the lovely flowers too!! Bet that was a thrill to capture them in pictures!!

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  17. Beautiful. Shame they live such a short time.

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  18. Oh my goodness, these are spectacular photos of this lovely butterfly. This will really make a beautiful graphic. I must get back to making more. It is kind of sad they don't live for long. The flowers are so beautiful too. Thanks for the beauty that you bring into my life. Sending loving thoughts your way!

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  19. Beautiful pictures Debbie. I love how you got such beautiful colors in each shot. Very pretty.


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  20. Muy muy hermosa 🦋 Me encantan las mariposas!!
    Besos.

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  21. Stunning shots of this gorgeous butterfly. That last one is outstanding.

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  22. Superb shots Debbie, a real delight :D)

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  23. Wow! How beautiful! Awesome photos!

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