Thursday, July 16, 2009

Today is summer

It is warm today! Well actually, it is hot and most of all, humid. We will have rain again tomorrow and on Saturday the temperature will drop to a high (!) of 15°C (thats 59°F). I kid you not!
So, in celebration of summer (today), I give you butterflies!

Isn't this little guy cute?

This guy did not want to show me his wing spread. I took about 25 pictures and most of them were blurry.

Gotcha!

A little tattered and torn...

Oops! Not a butterfly! But working hard to get at that nectar!


These are sooo beautiful! Wings are deep dark brown on the outside and look like bark.


Is this one a butterfly? or a faery?...

17 comments:

Silke said...

Gorgeous! I love butterflies and other creatures! Hope you are feeling much better again!! Hugs, Silke

SharonP said...

Lovely butterflies and flowers, thanks for the beautiful pictures. And I do believe that is a faery, are there mushrooms in your garden?

Sarah said...

Ohhh lovely shots!!! Don't you love butterflies..they are not easy to catch - I have tried!!! I go through sooooo mny shots of bugs just trying to get one good one..but when you get a perfect one - whoo hoo!! Great post!! Namaste, Sarah

SueBeads said...

That colorful butterfly is amazing! Hot here today too, and on Saturday I believe it's going to be a high of 72 f. Weird summer weather in the 'burgh!

No Easy Beads said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of the butterflies and flowers. They are beautiful.

sharon said...

Beautiful butterflies Renate....hope your feeling better, and thank you for your encouraging words sweetie!

mermaiden said...

wow- that last one is definitely a fairy. good garden energy!

HappyDayArt! said...

What a beautiful day it is where you are! What a nice blog Renate. You got the quote I saw exactly right and I just forgot too that it was Marc Chagall's. Thank you for the gift of quoting it correctly for me. You are a wonderful photographer! The earrings are so frilly, and remind me of butterflies. Catherine Witherell

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh Renate,

The butterflies are magnificent!!! So many varieties, and all beautiful!!

I would be more then happy to trade you some of our summer days for some of your!! :) The weather here is more like late August not the middle of July!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mexico

Cathy said...

Hello! Really cool butterfly pictures... thanks for your encouraging words on my new blog.

Cathy

Judy said...

Happy Summer...I hope all your days are wonderful!

Ingrid Dijkers said...

Absolutely beautiful and enchanting work and on such a lovely blog!
All my best-
Ingrid

Laura said...

Grand shots of the butterflies! Can you ever get tired of looking at these beautiful creatures? NO!!You have many more varieties than I.

lilibulle said...

i've just spend a delicious moment with your buttlefies!!

monica said...

The pictures are just beautiful! The last one sure looks like a faery to me!!!

sherry lee said...

I can't get over the beautiful colours of the butterflies you have over there...simply gorgeous!

deb did it said...

these photos are stunning