Archive for the ‘Flowers’ Category

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

The Painted Lady prefers nectar from composites 3-6 feet high, especially thistles; also aster, cosmos, blazing star, ironweed, and joe-pye weed. Flowers from other families that are visited include red clover, buttonbush, privet, and milkweeds.






Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Zebra Swallowtail enjoying my new hanging basket …. Fairy Fan Flower (Scaevola aemula)


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Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Friday, June 25th, 2010

I took a drive through Dolans Lake a couple of weeks ago and found lots of wildflowers.  This “Wild Bergamot” was just gorgeous.  The bees and butterflies were lovin’ it!   They are “Fritillary Butterflies” …. these are the “Aphrodite Fritillary” (Speyeria aphrodite)






Dogwood Flowers

Friday, May 1st, 2009






Sunflowers, Cardinals & a Hummingbird Moth

Friday, June 27th, 2008


I took Albie out for a walk and started to come back in when I noticed a Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth on the shrub.  I was surprised that he was still in the same place when I came back out with the camera (wrong lens of course).  I could only get a shot of him from one angle so you can’t really see him very well.



Decided to take a few shots of the Sunflowers while I had the camera in my hands.  Not very good shots as the wind was blowing .







I only have two sunflowers and they came up voluntarily from the seeds dropping out of the bird feeders …. ha!





This one just started to open up this morning.








I was standing close to a feeder and this Cardinal was not to pleased with me …. giving me the look!




Wild Roses

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Took a quick drive thru the country and found lots of wild roses.