Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Solo Monarch has arrived

The Monarch has finally arrived in my yard.
We don't get alot of Monarch butterflies. Wish we did get more. I don't know if I have ever seen more than one at the same time.
But they sure are real eye catches.
If you wonder what you are seeing is a Monarch, it isn't.
They just stand out in the crowd.


I find the Monarch harder to photograph than other butterflies.
Especially to capture a great photograph with the wings spread open.
Still working on that, someday I will get a good clear one.

Now 'somebody' has left me a present on the cushion of my rocker.
Monarch? Tawny Emperor?
Or as Jimmy says "a REALLY MEAN spider"?
The eggs are really much smaller than they appear here.
All of these photographs were taken on Friday.
Today I am taking a knitting class in Crossville,
then spending the rest of the weekend with my hubby in our 2nd home.
Jimmy saw our resident Fawn on Friday, so hopefully I will get to see it over the weekend.
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11 comments:

Loui♥ said...

L~
beautiful photos!!
have a fun weekend..
hopefully seeing the fawn!
hugs..
Loui♥

Dawn said...

The orange speaks "Leave me alone!"
I hope you all see the fawn, someone has to watch over her, enjoy!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful! I agree it is hard to get good open wing pictures of the Monarch,but I do love to see these butterflies.
Blessings,Ruth

JKoenig said...

Your Monarch pictures are supurb.....Hope your weekend is too!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Can't believe you are coming to Crossville and didn't let us know... Bet you are at the Yarn place on Peavine.... Next time, let us know and we'll take you to lunch...

Beautiful monarch... Glad he finally visited you... I haven't seen one up here--but as you know, I don't know my butterflies...

Have a great weekend with hubby.
Hugs,
Betsy

troutbirder said...

What gorgeous photos Leedra. You did good!

George said...

I think these are wonderful photos of the Monarch Butterfly. They certainly are gorgeous creatures.

Elaine said...

Your photos of the monarch are supurb! He definitely liked your zinnias, and they provided a beautiful background.

Connie said...

Beautiful. They love your flowers, and we love the results.

Darla said...

The Monarch's should be arriving anytime here....Lovely captures.

Vester said...

Beautiful photos. Love the Clearwing Moth and the Buckeye. I build Eastern Bluebird Houses and enjoy watching birds too. You can see them at
http://www.myadirondakchair.com

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