Saturday, July 27, 2013

Butterfly Bush July 27, 2013

I went outside to prune off the spent flowers from the Butterfly Bush.
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And ran back inside to get my camera!
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We have not seen many butterflies this year.
So it was thrilling to see a half dozen Swallowtails all at once.
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Easy to see why Buddleia is called Butterfly Bush!
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Have a wonderful week-end!

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19 comments:

  1. I don't know which is more beautiful - the flowers or the butterflies!!!

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  2. Such a beautiful butterfly and wonderful photography ~ Thanks ^_^

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  3. Perfectly captured. So lovely to see!

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  4. Beautiful photos of the Swallowtail butterflies!

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  5. Gorgeous photos! Love the dark swallowtail!

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  6. wow, these are beautiful! a butterfly's favorite flower.:p

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  7. Wonderful pictures, the butterflies are so pretty. We seem to have had a lot this year. I keep having to rescue them from the house.

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  8. I love these butterflies and you snapped some really great shots!

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  9. Beautiful butterfly shots! I haven't tried sneaking up on them, I don't have a telephoto lens so have to get really close. They are visiting my Buddleia too but I noticed the flowers are turning brown. I haven't watered them yet this summer, i guess I will have to drag a hose over there.

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  10. My cousin just shared some fab butterfly photos--she does one of those butterfly tracking/ID things for her locqal nature group. Your photos top here though but shhhh! :-)

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  11. They are back! They are back. From now to frost, we'll enjoy their beauty. Tigers are so beautiful. It takes great patience to get such nice photos.

    I can't grow buddleia because of soil nematodes but other nectar sources do well here.

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  12. Gorgeous images! My Butterfly Bush is just now starting to bloom a little bit. It's supposed to be a tri-color (white, pink, and purple), but it looks like all the blooms are going to be white except for one pink this year.

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  13. Truly gorgeous butterflies (and pics!). I think we can only see our native swallowtails in the Norfolk broads (in the south east of England) here in the UK, but what spectacular creatures!

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  14. Hi Lea, you have taken great photos of pretty butterflies and flowers. Thank you so much for sharing them with Today's Flowers.

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  15. Great. My butterfly bush is also attracting many swallowtails.

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  16. Lovelly series. Thank you for sharing :)

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