Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Random Ramlings

 Not this Red Admiral butterfly, but one just like it, thrilled me to the tips of my toes two days in a row this week. The Red Admiral is territorial and returns to the same spot at the same time day after day, that is how I got these photos a couple of years ago.
 Every day at 3 pm, Bob throws the ball for Jake and I stand and watch. the first day, the Red Admiral came and sat on my shoulder, then moved to my fore arm, it tickles a lot. He stayed until I could not hold still. The next day, Bob said stand in the same spot, I did and there he came and there he sat, he sat on my shoulder, my arm and my chest. I held my hand out palm up and HE SAT ON IT and Thrilled does not describe how I felt. He flew to my hair and I turned and watched him in the door reflection. Since he appeared to have taken permanent residence in my hair, I carefully put my finger under him and he climbed on and let me pull him from my hair. ALAS! no photos. but it DID happen
 I found this heart hanging in a vase of flowers on the desk at the rehab home.

Yet another, MadSnapper JUST BECAUSE I COULD SHOT....



30 comments:

Ginny said...

A Valentine butterfly!!!! When you go to a butterfly place, you dip your fingers in sugar water, and that makes them crawl on you. So you must be THE sweetest person around!!!! Have you been doing the same thing every day at 3:00 now? And is Bob ready with the camera? I know that cats have their territory and prowl the exact same spots outside every day at the same time. They are like security guards, making the rounds of their territory every day the same way. Now I think butterflies may be the same way!

BlueShell said...

Nice butterfly! and that is very curious...at the same hour every day...wow...

That heart is so lovely! Great shots, Sandra!

Lovely...all the post!

Hug you!

Maple Lane said...

Butterflies are very special to me - this would have thrilled me beyond words!

Catherine said...

How fun to have the butterfly land on you! They are magnificent creatures aren't they?

Fun heart!
xo Catherine

diane b said...

That's an exciting butterfly story. I can never get one to sit still long enough for a photo.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Love your new header!

Perfect pictures of the butterfly! I have never seen one of these.

I love this story, it felt safe with you. I would have been thrilled to the point my eyelids curled backwards from smiling so big.

MedaM said...

I enjoyed both in your butterfly story and your beautiful photos. I’ve never experienced the butterfly lands on my hand, or shoulder or my hair…I can imagine what beautiful feeling it is. Yours butterflies are more cultivated than ours.:-))

SweetMarie said...

Not sure if I mentioned that I LOVE your header! The flamingos are so perfect for Florida and the heart they made with their necks is so perfect for Valentine's yessterday! What a wonderful photo Sandra!
I don't remember ever seeing a butterfly like this one. so beautiful and what great info! It's so cool that he landed on you two days in a row!
The heart is a pretty "because you can photo"!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i love butterflies, that first shot is phenomenal.

i've never ever managed to take a decent butterfly photo i'm afraid:(

Rose said...

I always saw red admirals at the orchard, and they are a friendly butterfly.

Remington said...

Butterflies make me happy....they are so pretty! Love the heart picture!

TexWisGirl said...

sweet little butterfly encounter.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Having a butterfly land on you is so special.
I have had that happen a couple of times and each time it was a thrill.Too bad you didn't get pictures of this event.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

a tame butterfly. Precious...

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love butterflies and this is a sweet post! Great photos! I love your header, too!

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful butterfly Sandra ^_^ And what a lovely heart!
Enjoy your day

Eva

Deb said...

what a fun butterfly story...love your just because I can photos...I think about you saying that every time I take a photo of something most wouldn't understand...

Reena Walkling said...

What a butterfly treat!

LC said...

What a wonderful memory to have. You are assebling quite a portfolio of just because I could pix, and I have enjoyed them all!

Ann said...

I can imagine how thrilled you had to have been. Too bad Bob didn't get pictures for you.

A Quiet Corner said...

Butterflies are one of my favorite things!...:)JP

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sanrda, I have had a butterfly land on my hand and alas no camera to record that event either...but the memory is there.

George said...

The story of you and the butterfly is wonderful. It's too bad there are no pictures to go with the story. But your heart photos are marvelous.

Chatty Crone said...

I can't believe you find all these beautiful butterflies flying around you and landing on you! You must be sweet! Hugs, sandie

Angela said...

Beautiful butterfly! I caught one of the funniest things on my camera today! I can't wait to share it! Hopefully tomorrow! You'll get a laugh out of it.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, Just stopping by to say HI.... Hope you had a great Valentine's Day. We had a great trip--but it's nice to get home. I'm trying to catch up on some blog posts...

Next time the Red Admiral comes to visit you, please get Bob to take his picture so you can share it with us... That is AWESOME.

Hugs,
Betsy

Snapper II said...

I remember the story.
Great capture. all of the Japanese magnolias buds and blooms were killed by the 19 deg cold morning we had.

DawnTreader said...

I recognized the Red Admiral, we have those here too, and yes I have noted that they come back to the same spot. Sometimes in my 'butterfly park' in summer I've noticed some butterfly with a torn wing and then I can know for sure it's the same one if I see it again another day. On one occasion last summer I had two butterflies sitting on me at the same time, on Admiral and one other.

EG Wow said...

I'm looking forward to the return of the butterflies to my neck of the woods!

Kleinste Motte said...

Such a touching story for this month of love! I love the heart snap too.