Tuesday, September 13, 2011

~ Chasing the Butterfly ~

Our weather has been absolutely beautiful these past few days, usually a slight breeze blowing and butterfly's flying. The other evening while walking I noticed the Autumn Sedum starting to turn , out of the corner of my eye I caught the wings of a butterfly. I slowly walked up and started snapping pictures right and left. My presence didn't effect the butterfly, it was almost like he or she wanted it's beauty captured.







I planted the Autumn Sedum many years ago after I'd read deer don't care for it. Up until then, almost every plant and tree I'd planted they had nibbled on. Each fall I enjoy seeing it go from a beautiful green to this intense shade of pink. As fall progresses the pink will get deeper in color, unfortunately it will also split in the middle and spread out, not a pretty picture. I often wonder if it does that to reproduce in the Spring, or if the weight of the blooms is too much for the base to hold itself together.






Another one of Mother Nature's little creatures, not as friendly or as pretty, but fun to capture on film.

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With all that's been going on around here, the suttle and rich beauty of the butterfly gives me peace and renewed strength. I hope you can find time to walk with Mother Nature and enjoy her beauty.
Thank you ladies for hosting each week. 

19 comments:

Richard Cottrell said...

For the first time in may years I have seen a lot of butterflies this summer. I remember as a child they were everywhere and I chased them and watched them for hours. Not so many now. Thanks, Richard from My Old Historic House.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love Sedum but for some reason I havn't had much luck with it is so beautiful and my, don't all the butterflies love it! Very pretty.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Lovely shots :)

Karen said...

Oh, marvellous shots!

eddieross said...

So gorgeous! Love photographs from the garden!
xo E + J

Custom Comforts said...

What beautiful pictures ~ one could almost think they were spring flowers instead of fall. So pretty.
Cindy

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Lynne, your pictures are stunning, young lady!!!! I could just reach out and touch that beautiful butterfly.

Love your darling header.

Hugs, Barb

xinex said...

Your flowers and butterflies and photos are absolutely gorgeous, Lynne!...Christine

Ivy and Elephants said...

Nature's beauty is a wonder. One year I raised a butterfly with my class as a project so they could see all the stages. When our little "Monty" (monarch) emerged their little eyes filled with amazement. Thanks for sharing a miracle.
Hugs,
Patti

Shelia said...

Hi Lynne! This is truly beautiful! What a lovely butterfly. You should print these pictures.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Dolores said...

It's so nice to see flowers and butterflies. Everything here is dead and brown from our awful draught.

Your pictures are so beautiful!!!!!!
I hope you're doing well..........

Jane said...

Such beauty surrounding you...that butterfly is absolutely beautiful. I don't recall ever seeing a blue one.

This past week, I saw literally hundreds of dragonflies...at the beach. It was an amazing sight!
Jane (artfully graced)

Mary Ellen said...

Love the butterflies and we have had some beautiful ones here too! Your sedum is so pretty!

bee blessed
mary

Veronica said...

Hi Lynne. I love sedum and it looks so very delicate in your images alongside the beautiful butterlflies. I still need to take a good butterfly shot...sigh!

Hugs
Veronica

Ann said...

I'm glad he stayed around for the whole photo shoot!!! What a beautiful butterfly. I also love Sedum, I have several that turn a gorgeous lavendar. I usually divide them about every 2 years so they won't fall apart too much in the fall.
Ann

Ann said...

Lynn, as to your question when to divide. I divide mine in the spring when they start to pop out--that way you can see the sprouts and the leaves dont get in the way.
Ann

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

:) Beautiful!!!

Linda said...

Very pretty! We have bees all over ours!

lvroftiques said...

I do think that butterfly was posing for you! So beautiful! They NEVER hold still for me! Vanna