Today's Flowers: Butterfly Bush? Butterfly

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Around suppertime Friday, I watched this critter get himself good and drunk on these blossoms at Topsmead in Litchfield, Connecticut. I was envious as he drank his fill and basked in the intensely bright sunlight at the end of the day. When I got home and had a look at my (mostly bad) photos, I wondered what it was like to be this blossom and to feel the power of this delicate creature's embrace. A beautiful give and take.

Comments

  1. what a great capture!

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  2. Great picture..
    - Cheers Gisela.
    Just living is not enough ...
    One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
    - Hans Christian Anderson

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  3. Nice picture. The Butterfly Bush really brings them in. Lasy=t year I saw a huge planting (several hundred) that had been made into a loose hedge. I have to try that some time.

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  4. Sandy, this is one great photo!

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  5. Stunning! I have always wanted a butterfly to land on me - but never had it happen. I bet it would be AWESOME!

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  6. Beautiful photograph!! The colors are awesome!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. The beautiful relationship in nature!

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  8. Fantastic capture, Sandy, and what a beautiful give and take it is! Have a wonderful day! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  9. Sandy,
    TF site is not up!!
    Can you do something about it??
    Gisela

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  10. Wow its gorgeous!
    Happy new week Sandy.

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  11. Sandy I think you did a wonderful job capturing the butterfly feeding with words and camera.

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  12. Anonymous1:44 PM

    agree with carver, wonderful capture and words

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  13. Wonderful thoughts to go with an amazing picture. Very well done!

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  14. You're a faith teacher! Great!! Alleluia! I have a whole lotta gobbsa synonyms/nouns I learned from Jesus which I got from my Finite Existence. Lemme tell youse, girl --- How come few people are as concerned about what eternity they go to??? No one can live forever on earth. It puzzles me. I'd looove to know!!! HintHint. PokePoke. NudgeNudge.

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  15. Sandy, beautiful capture of the butterfly!

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  16. I love how you managed to find such a bright defuse background to really show off the butterfly in such brilliant relief.

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  17. A hungry butterfly, you captured it perfectly and witness how it nibbles the flower. Beautiful photo.

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  18. lovely photos and thoughts

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  19. alady'slife9:55 PM

    I can almost smell the flowers and feel the caress of a butterfly's thin legs. :)

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  20. This is one that turned out nicely, He probably does not want to leave.

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  21. Sandy: Nice capture, I planted a bush this year, but alas, it didn't make it.

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  22. I have been trying for a couple of weeks to capture an Eastern tiger swallowtail...and they have all eluded me! I see you captured one though!

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  23. My kind of pic, love it!!!

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  24. Sandy, wonderful image and words! Very nice post!

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  25. beautifully captured and loved your thinking!

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  26. Lovely composition and reflection. The natural world seems to have its own secrets!

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  27. This is like looking into the eye of the tiger, swallowtail that is, as it pollinates the bush and enjoys the day.

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  28. im sure to them... it will taste like a really really good wine.

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  29. that is one beautiful butterfly. :)

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  30. I planted some milk weed in a pot on my small verender It has just sprouted I hope to attract these flying flowers

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  31. this is actually incredible.
    something ethereal about it.

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  32. Beautiful indeed! You framed him up perfectly! I guess he was too busy eating to be bothered by your snapping. :)

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