Posts Tagged ‘butterfly’

As odd as most people think it is, I miss winter or cool air, so one Saturday we drove down to Tucson and then up The Catalina Highway or Sky Island Scenic Byway, rising almost 9,100′ and through six types of vegetation. At the top, it felt alpine and we spotted bright yellow and red leaves and aspen trees as well. In addition to the leaf colors, the parking area was temporary home to this colorful beauty. The scenery on the one paved road up and back is spectacular!

For “blue”, let’s hope from the mountains of Arizona to Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains. From what I’ve read online, I believe this is a butterfly rather than a moth but either way, its color sets off the blue of the flowers.

“Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?” – James Montgomery

Descanso Gardens has the perfect plant background to show off a giant swallowtail butterfly. The sun cooperated to light it up!

for Squares: bright

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The only thing that could make a flower better is…a beautiful guest

And of course, the fact that tomorrow is Saturday is also good.  Have a marvel-filled weekend!

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Just because…

…I really am going to the Chicago Institute of Art today, so no Photo Challenge.
…I can’t wait to see the butterflies again.
…I love the colors and I’m color hungry after winter.
…I just like the photo.  Hope you do, too.  I’m off into “the city” today, downtown Chicago, on a day that’s supposed to be warm and sunny.  I’m packing my camera as well as my phone and Kindle, so who knows what you may see in upcoming days?

Happy Friday!

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We have a butterfly bush.  We actually have two, one with purple blooms, one with white, both looking like lilac bushes.  I only realized recently that the white one was a butterfly bush as well.  The white one grows to the side of the deck, so I can’t see it as easily. The purple bush grows directly outside the large living room window, against the window when at its largest.

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