Thursday, May 13, 2010

Backyard Jewels



Yesterday's Jewel 
we woke up to one flower on our Moss Rose, the first bloom of this year. I admired it all day and late in the day, our Lady Butterfly came and Kissed it. She is a  Gulf Fritillary or Passion Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) and is a striking, bright orange.

If you missed this little lady laying her eggs on our passion plant last week, click here



We have to take Jake for his annual shots and check up, while gathering the stool sample (not a fun thing to do) I found Today's Jewel
It is one of our Name Unknown Bushes and today has its first blooms, one just starting the other open.




Isaiah 44:24
I am the Lord, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself.

PHOTOS SPEAK, they tell a story... for proof in my very early archived post, CLICK HERE

14 comments:

Sunny said...

Absolutely beautiful images.
Sunny :)

Beverly said...

I believe your plant is a Blue Daze, or something like that.

Beautiful photos of the butterfly.

MedaM said...

Your gorgeous Moss Rose and its color with a lady butterfly on its petals make your photos wonderful and really lovely. I also like blue flowers on your other two photos in this post.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandra, The butterfly is gorgeous ---and I dearly love those little blue flowers. SO pretty!!!

I enjoyed your archived post also.
Hugs,
Betsy

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful flowers and butterfly. Always fascinated to see butterflies we don't have around here.

CambridgeLady said...

How did you catch that butterfly so well? Great work!

Stacey Dawn said...

Those are backyard jewels! Especially that top one with the butterfly on the red flower. Pretty!

Ginny said...

Your Photos Speak post was before we met, and I'm so glad you pointed people to it! I notice you had only one comment, and EVERYONE needs to see it. Sandra, that was brillant. Each picture a little story, but what different lives and pictures. What time were these taken over? Probably not on the same day? I have been thinking of once in a while giving links for my older posts when I had almost no followers. The butterfly photo is just stunning combined with the color of the flower. you were in the right place at the right time. I have a bunch of flower identification books, and will give this blue flower a shot. I may need a better picture of the leaves.

Kilauea Poetry said...

These are fantastic..terrific when enlarged and her kiss- I can truly understand your admiration! That blue/lilac color is the best..sometimes colors we see aren't so easily captured..it almost reminds me of a hydrangea but it is its own. Thanks for sharing your jewels..hope your Jake has a good check up!

Snapper II said...

These butterfly's are true Jewels Sandra. Great photos.

Madeline said...

As I told you I have been behind on your blogs. I caught up today. All of the pictures are beautiful. The bloom on that purple flower that you transplanted makes me think of a Morning Glory. I think Morning Glorys grow on vines. My Nana always had one on a trellis on her side porch. I always loved it. You rarely see them anymore. They may be wild, I am not sure?? Keep snapping. Now I am off to catch up on Snapper II's blog. Ta ta...

SquirrelQueen said...

What a wonderful thing to wake up to, flowers and a lovely butterfly. Both are beautiful. You Today's Jewel is very pretty, it reminds me of phlox but by any name is is a great looking flower.

George said...

I really like your photo of the butterfly, but the blossoms are beautiful as well. It's always exciting to find new blooms in the yard.

Krista said...

Wow - those blue flowers are spectacular!