Butterflies & A Bee

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Painted Lady

A swarm of Painted Ladies descended on our purple salvia this morning. The Checkered Whites have been around for a while.

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Very ragged Checked White.
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Honey Bee
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Face of a Painted Lady.
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Checkered White feeding on a dandelion in the mulch.

22 thoughts on “Butterflies & A Bee

    • Thanks, Leah. We had more precipitation this year so the colors rich and bold instead of soft and dusty.

  1. Excellent shots, Tim.
    I was just thinking, I haven’t seen a butterfly since last year over here, and not many then. Cheers.

  2. I have seen Painted Ladies around but I didn’t know what they were called, I just thought of them as “imitation monarchs.” I learned something new today, thanks!

    • Thanks, Lyn. The painted ladies are fun because they often descend on the garden in large groups, which makes then easier to observe and photograph.

  3. Stunning photography, just amazing photographs of the butterflies Tim. So many gorgeous flowers too. I think the animals are drawn to you, I have a friend like that who lives outside of the Seattle area and butterflies will come and fly right up on her shoulder or hands and stay. She talks to insects too. I think you are the same. Special guy, that you are.

    • Your friend must be a really sweet woman and the butterflies know it. That’s so cool. Thanks, Joni.

      • She is extremely kind. She was a guest photographer on my site. For a long time she was the most liked post. Her name is Janette. She loves the wilderness. Sending hugs and love. ❤️🤗🦋

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