Friday, August 27, 2010

The Monarchy is in Control!

Monarch Butterfly "The Monarchy"

Okay, this might be the last all-butterfly post for a while, as I don’t want to bore you. However, the Monarchs made me do it;-) Actually, what happened was that last Sunday, it was a tiny bit cooler than it had been, so we took a drive. We had no expectations, we just wanted to get out. We figured we'd see lots of dry grass, and not much else. However, we happened upon a couple of small spots that weren’t dried out yet. We also saw lots of calves (for another time). As we came upon the second little green spot, we suddenly realized there were several Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus) flying about. We pulled over, and lo and behold, there were small patches of milkweed on each side. There were about a half-dozen Monarchs flying around, along with other creatures. These are some of their photos, which I hope you enjoy:-)

upside down butterfly

"Upside Down"

danaus plexippus


monarch butterfly

"Magical Monarch"

sun, monarch butterfly, wings

"Copper Glow"

monarch butterfly side "Spots!"

I will be adding some of these to our shop. I’d love to know which is your favorite!

1 comment:

Kerri said...

These are really super! So glad you were able to see these beauties! And I NEVER tire of butterfly pics (as you can tell from my blog) They will be gone all too soon :(

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog! I really appreciate it!