With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Butterflies and Moths

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Butterflies and Moths

I have not seen as many butterflies this year as in past years.
Usually I would have a least two or three at the butterfly bush at any given moment but not this year.


While walking Raider a couple of nights ago, John called for me to see this large nighttime moth visiting the cleome.
Only a guy could get so excited about a moth!
"Did you see that long proboscis?"
"Sure, Honey.  Really cool!"

18 comments:

Shelia said...

Oh, how pretty! I don't have many flowers in my yard so I don't get to see the pretty butterflies. You've captured some beautiful snaps!
Oh, I'm so glad you'll be coming to my party! It should be so much fun.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

marie said...

It's definitely long!

I love the first shot of the moth and the last one of the swallowtail.

moreofhim said...

What beautiful pictures! I've noticed the same thing here..very few butterflies. We have those moths here, too, and they always amaze me!

Blessings - Julie

Maryann said...

I love the shots of the swallowtail, we haven't had many butterflies this year either

Buttercup said...

I haven't seen one butterfly this year. As ever, beautiful pictures. Hope you're having a great weekend.

NanaDiana said...

Sadly, I have only seen one butterfly in the past two weeks. It is just sad and from what I understand the pesticides, etc. are making them fewer and fewer as the years go by. I am NOT a big fan of moths- they kind of freak me out- I got one caught up under my hair one time and like to died! UGH- But -GREAT PICTURES! xo Diana

T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful images! Interesting conversation. Ha! I had to look up proboscis! :) My oh my! It is long! Have a beautiful day. Tammy

podso said...

What amazing photos -- especially how you "captured" the moth. And your wedding photos are wonderful. What a pretty place for a wedding and I love how the little boys carry signs! I'm sure they were thrilled with your photography!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I havent seen many butterflies either! Wonderful photos! And wow, yes that moth has a very long proboscis!

Blessings & Aloha!
(Hope you all are doing well...wanted to stop and say hello before the start of another work week :o)

Beth said...

As soon as I saw the title of this post, I knew we were in for some wonderful photos! Just beautiful!

Susan said...

Excellent photos, LDH. Just top notch. Great job! Have a super Sunday. Susan

Sherry from Alabama said...

Your pictures are wonderful! We don't usually have many butterflies here until late summer. I've been seeing a few lately. I love watching them drift around aimlessly. They really know how to enjoy their surroundings, don't they?

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Michele@A Quiet Gracious Life said...

I haven't seen many butterflies this year either.

Beautiful photos! I think the butterfly is prettier though. (o;

Ann said...

I don't think I've seen one butterfly at all this year. Love the pictures and I have to say that is a very cool looking moth

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

The flowers are so pretty. So is the moth. Beautiful shots.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I am happy to see that bees are back this summer and I have seen a few butterflies, but no moths as yet. Your shots of the moth are so clear and mazing! It does have a long proboscis..lol! :)

Petra said...

Oh my! What beauties! Your photos make even a moth look gorgeous!

Sara said...

Okay... I have to say that is a pretty cool looking moth! Thanks for sending me the link to Knitting Kat. I will definitely be spending a little time browsing there tonight. So excited to share a little beginning spinning how to very soon. :)

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