Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sunshine, Butterflies and Puppy Dog TALES

How could we not love her with a face like this


Have you ever seen a butterfly cry?
No, but I’ve seen a moth bawl!
How do you milk a caterpillar?
Find a very low stool!
Daffy-nition of a butterfly
A worm that’s won its wings!

Question: What do a moth, a butterfly and a fish have in common?
Answer: Scales!
FACT: Everyone knows that fish have scales. But, what about moths and butterflies? Well, it will probably come as a surprise to you to learn that the powder-like substance on the wings of moths and butterflies is actually tiny layers of scales. These layers of scales help give butterflies and moths their beautiful color. They also give out a special smell from some male moths and butterflies that make the females like them.
YES, we do have butterflies in January

29 comments:

photowannabe said...

You always have the most interesting posts Sandra.
Love the moth Bawl!
Scales...hadn't a clue.
Sure wish we could get together and have a good yak!

SquirrelQueen said...

I see Baby has found her sunny spot and is ready for a nap. What no chasing butterflies?

Great butterfly shots. I didn't know that about the scales, learned something new tonight.

I keep meaning to tell you I really like your new header with all the hearts.

diane b said...

What a face!. It says, "Love me or I will cry." Interesting about butterfly scales. The dogs in the pram in your last post are a hoot. A little over the top I'd say.

BlueShell said...

I did not know that! Interesting!

have a nice day, Sandra!
Kiss

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

how interesting to hear about a butterfly crying!?

loved your sunshine, pup stories, and everything in this post.

beautiful photos!

Snapper II said...

Baby is in spring mode.
We have got yellow butterflys also.
In February.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Interesting about the scales on moth ... Golden Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

SweetMarie said...

Baby is so pretty especially with the sun shinning on her face and making her eyes sparkle even more! Cute jokes Sandra! I didn't know that about scales and butterflies...interesting! Have a fun week!

Maggie Ann said...

What an interesting post! And I love your header...it looks great. ~~Thanks for visiting my blog...I hope we will be come blogging friends....I enjoyed your visit and am enjoying your blog. I am sitting here near our infra-red heater. It helps the furnace not to kick on so much and does a good job. I so love 'cozy'....

TexWisGirl said...

scales. pretty cool!

Chatty Crone said...

I love your new header with a touch or red - and yes who couldn't love that face. I didn't know they had scales either. Always so many new and wonderful things to learn.

sandie

Remington said...

Thanks for the smiles, my friend! Love the pics....and BTW we have butterflies in January in MN too....however, they are just pictures in books, does that count? I didn't think so....

EG Wow said...

Thanks for the laughs, Sandra!

Yes, the fishers do fish inside the huts, and I hear it can be quite cozy there. They drill holes through the ice using augers. Then fish with fishing poles.

From the Kitchen said...

Thanks for a good laugh, a little knowledge (scales) and great photos!

Best,
Bonnie

George said...

Thanks for the information about scales on butterflies and moths. I'm slightly envious of your January butterflies, but since you shared such good pictures I'll be content with them. It's too cold for butterflies up here today.

Ginny said...

Love the jokes!!! The butterfly is wildly orangey beautiful, especially against the purple flowers! I miss flowers and butterflies in the winter, almost no snapping opportunities outside! Even the sunsets aren't as pretty as the other seasons.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandra, The jokes are cute.... Moth Bawl, huh???? ha ha...

Love the butterfly... Can't wait to see butterflies here in the spring.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

Oh, I am so envious of butterflies this time of year!

Maple Lane said...

Baby is such a sweetheart and has the prettiest eyes! Love, love, love butterflies, too!

MedaM said...

Cute face of your dog, indeed! What a beautiful scene butterfly in January. I too didn't know about butterfly scales. How interesting! Your photos are beautiful and full of sun. I also like your header photo very much.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is always refreshing to see a butterfly,but especially in winter,even if it is only on the blog.

Ann said...

"They also give out a special smell from some male moths and butterflies that make the females like them." that made me laugh because I know a couple of guys who could use some moth and butterfly scales....lol

Eva Ason said...

Butterflies are so beautiful, and this one is gorgeous. Baby looks so content there in the sunny corner ^_^
Great photos my friend!
Have a great day!

Eva

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

So what is that sweet pink flower you have growing that the butterfly is on?

Love the shots of your sweet baby gal.

Deb said...

I always learn something interesting when I visit you Sandra...love that sweet girl...

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Baby does have a pretty face! The butterfly is pretty, too. Makes me wish for spring.

LC said...

Loved your shots of your pups and the cute little trio from your Bray Park collection!

Catherine said...

I am missing the butterflies!
xo Catherine

Debra Dickinson said...

Love your daffy-nition. You should check out Jana Stanfield's Butterfly song. She puts your pics into words. :)