Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day…outside the window

Posted: August 21, 2015 in Nature, Weekly Photo Challenge
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The butterfly bush outside our living room window provides hours of viewing pleasure.  Besides butterflies, bees, and other insects, it attracts the unusual hummingbird moth.  Not only humans confuse this lovely moth with a hummingbird; insects and other birds do as well.  But instead of a long, thin beak, the moth has a proboscis to reach into flowers for nectar.  The moth also pollinates plants.

On this day, my eyes catch movement.  I grab my camera, moving carefully to the window.  Today was a good day outside the window in our own backyard.

hummingbird moth copyright janet m. webb 2015

On this day, the hummingbird impostor isn’t the only thing I see.  Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal dropped by for a visit.

cardinal copyright janet m. webb 2015

copyright janet m. webb 2015

And, yes, least I forget, there was also a butterfly.

monarch copyright janet m. webb 2015



  1. Sandra says:

    Lovely photos Janet, loved the Cardinal bird. Have a good weekend!

  2. Lovely captures, Janet. A good day indeed. 🙂

  3. Home run! You have gorgeous shots of four of my most favorite things. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    • Judy, I’m so happy you enjoyed them so much! It always makes me happy to hit a home run, either like this or when I played softball. 🙂 Thanks for following my blog and being so involved.


  4. You had a busy crowd for sure – must be last minute summer vacationers. Gorgeous flowers

  5. Lovely colourful visitors – lucky you!

  6. Dear Janet,

    You made my day better. 😉 Beautiful photos and subjects.



  7. viveka says:

    Janet, totally agree with you … what would our days .. be without beautiful flowers, singing birds and butterflies. Just a lovely gallery.

  8. Joanne says:

    Beautiful captures – definitely a good day! 🙂

    • Sometimes I have the curtains closed and I spot the moving shadow of a moth or butterfly. I immediately grab the camera and try to sneakily open the curtains for yet another shot, or two, or… 🙂


      • Joanne says:

        Oh I know that feeling VERY well – thank goodness for the digital cameras I say, lol! Have a wonderful week-end 🙂

  9. Such a wonderful selection of photos.

  10. Indira says:

    I loved your visitors, and butterfly too. Lovely day for you. Good catch.

  11. Breathtaking photos, Janet!

  12. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Janet, so beautiful, a butterfly bush! A love to watch them, so soft. Beautiful photos!

  13. A good day with Mother Nature…

  14. thirdeyemom says:

    Beautiful photos Janet.

  15. Maverick ~ says:

    Lovely day, indeed. 🙂

  16. nowathome says:

    You really had a good day, Janet!!

  17. Amazing photos, really love the monarch shot…You really captured “A Good Day”.

  18. Oh, I’ve been fussing with the mesh program so I haven’t posted. 😏
    These are all standout photos but the red cardinals are beautiful.
    Nice entries, Janet. 😎

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