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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Last Butterfly In The Garden

 The cloudless sulphur, Phoebis sennae nectaring on Salvia elegans

xoxogail


Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.

17 comments:

  1. Lovely! Was the butterfly out today? I haven't seen a butterfly in some weeks--a good thing, because it's sooo cold here today.

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  2. Rose, we are now Zone7 and Monday the temperature was still warm enough to have critters about...We often have butterflies, bees and other pollinators until mid November, but this year we've had two serious cold spells that put autumn and critters to bed quickly.

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  3. Very pretty!
    Below freezing temps here last night.
    Yesterday I was visiting a friend who lives about 30 miles south of me. She asked if I brought this cold weather down with me. I told her the cold weather was caused by people decorating for Christmas way too early!
    Hope you are having a beautiful day!
    Lea

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  4. Gorgeous picture Gail! Sulfurs on red flowers are extra beautiful.

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  5. What a good picture. I will sure miss these little beauties.

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  6. I love the sulphurs! I haven't seen as many this year ... there are cassias here for them should they care to partake!

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  7. It's sad to think that another season is winding down so quickly!

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  8. What a pretty photo--and a perfect Wordless Wednesday! No butterflies here for several weeks, but that's normal. Hopefully, the overwintering ones and the eggs and pupas are all snuggled into their warm patches for the winter.

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  9. What a beautiful butterfly :)

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  10. I had butterflies too until very recently. I was rather surprised. Nice to see, but what will they do when it really gets cold. Jack

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  11. Aw, poor little thing. I'm so glad you have late blooms to please her.

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  12. Nice photo of the butterfly, I like the detail of the spots on the wings and the funny spiky fuzz on its head. I wish I could still see butterflies, but even in summer there aren't a lot here.

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  13. Oh so sad to see the last...but so lovely!

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