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Monday, August 8, 2011

Clay and Limestone's Very Own Fascinators

Fascinators are all the rage these days.


The denizens of Clay and Limestone did not want to be left out of the excitement or the limelight.


The house photographer has been busy keeping up with the changing styles and ever changing look.




Although a few of the showier plants sported a flashier look,


Most wore colors that coordinated beautifully with their natural coloring.



A few member of the 'flowers of a certain age' weren't at all shy about strutting their stuff.


I greatly admired the graciousness of the Grand Dames when others showed up wearing the same look.



The younger set seemed to not care at all~
They just wanted to be seen and dance in the sunshine...


Like all beautiful creatures who reside at C and L.


The Fascinators:
1. Silvery Checkerspot
2. Horace's Dustywing
3. Gulf Fritillary
4. Eastern Swallowtail
5. Silvery Checkerspot
6. Dustywing
7. Silvery Checkerspot
8. Silvery Checkerspot
9. Dustywing
10. Eastern Tailed Blue

xoxogail


This post was written by Gail Eichelberger for my blog Clay and Limestone Copyright 2011.This work protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.

37 comments:

  1. Clever post my friend with beautiful photographs.~~Dee

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  2. Delightful post. Loved all the photos of the many different butterflies.

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  3. ... and I love them all. Fascinating 'Fascinators'!

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  4. Love it. Brought a big morning smile to my face.

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  5. I still wonder how you get them to set still for so long!

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  6. You are oh so right about those facinators Gail. Just ask my friend who is a milliner. She sells ooodles of facinators. Thank you royal wedding goers. I much prefer the facinators that you have shown us though. Great post.

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  7. Great captures
    of those winged beauties.

    I was scrolling down to see about your dates for the Wildflower posts (missed it right at the top! oops) Anyhow, the list at the bottom is probably missed by many and it a great resource. Any possibility of moving it higher on the page?

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  8. You have such beautiful butterflies and moths. I've never seen the orange one on the lantana. It's gorgeous!

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  9. Gorgeous captures!! The details are just beautiful...Cheers!

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  10. There is no shortage of bees in my garden but butterflies are a different story. I can truly say I'm jealous [in a friendly way!] of all your sweet flutterbys. And kudos to you for your fabulous [and patient] picture taking.

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  11. Beautiful photos Gail. I have the same flowers and the butterflies do not visit them. They are planted on the side of my house for the most part but nary a flutter. No pesticide or herbicide use here either. Oh well, have to enjoy them from afar. Glad you have so many beauties.

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  12. Maybe that's what happened to Eugenie and Beatrice? A big beige bandaid-like insect and a goofy looking blue one just flew out of the sky and stuck on their heads. You have much prettier fascinators in TN.

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  13. Enjoying your selection of butterflies. Not seeing many up close this year because I just can't take the heat.

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  14. Superb! What camera/lens do you use?

    And can I borrow your flowers and butterflies?

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  15. Wendy, I shoot with a Fuji S100fs or Canon G12. Both are fixed lens... gail

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  16. Beautiful photos Gail..I see your garden does not discriminate, all nators welcome! Lovely post.

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  17. Such lovely fascinators they are, too, Gail! Fit for tea with the Queen herself, I'd say. :)

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  18. Beautiful pictures! I just love that lantana!

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  19. very nice. I've had an upbeat it visits this week also.

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  20. You are the queen of photographing the pollinators Gail. Your photos are superb. I do not have nearly the same talent ~ they are almost always elusive & I'm not fast enough on the draw!

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  21. How do you get those creatures to pose so patiently? We have lots of butterflies, but they are all dancing so madly - out of camera range. Oh well, I get to enjoy yours.

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  22. Fascinating! ;o)

    I've been seeing more and more of the beauties, and was tickled to see a green hummingbird feeding from several kinds of agastaches, black and blue salvia, and even a bit from a Mexican sunflower and kiss me over the garden gate this morning. I don't think any of the photos I took will be in focus, though.

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  23. I much prefer the elegance of C&L's fascinators to those seen at April's royal wedding!

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  24. Gail,
    Enjoyed the butterfly photos, looks like the names are correct too. Next Sunday is the Durham Butterfly Count, I've only missed one of these counts, this year it is not going to have many butterflies. My group last year doubled many of the counts numbers, those great sites have been mowed to the ground this year.

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  25. Randy, They are all regular visitors and whispered their names in my ear as they joined the party. So sorry that the butterfly meadow was mowed. That is heartbreaking and sad. gail

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  26. Wonderful pictures, especially of the little blue one. :o)

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  27. Really great photos, Gail!! It's nice to see you're not just waiting until the butterflies land on Perfect flowers! Hard to find any of those here, right now. Toooooo dry! It will rain, though... in time, I'm sure. :-)

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  28. Call Entertainment Tonight! You're Fascinators are far more interesting, entertaining and more beneficial!

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  29. Gail girl your pictures are absolutely stunning !
    I wish we had some of your visitors here .. we seem to be low on butterflies even with all the different flowering plants I have here .. I did manage to find two caterpillars though .. one on the parsley and one on the fennel in pots .. I hope they stay and show me what can happen when you are patient?LOL
    Joy : )

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  30. Beautiful pictures and butterflies Gail! Lots of butterflies here this year too. It's always a delight to see them.

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  31. Beautiful - loved your "flowers of a certain age" comment. Some wonderful co-ordination going on there.

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  32. Great captures Gail! Beautiful photographs. I love your humor too. ;>)

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