Monday, August 20, 2012

Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)


I AM A LOT BETTER, BUT NOT 100 PERCENT..  I have not touched my camera for 9 days.. BUT i had 11 post in my drafts. so here you go. I may be on and off a few days... MISSED all of YOU...thanks for all the emails and comments.... they kept me going.


I have tracked this bright yellow butterfly for months, and never found him sitting down. They are brilliant yellow in the air, and when he lit on the green flower, turned almost the same as the leaves.
 My research says, they change color with the seasons, from light to bright or dark. Their spots change with the seasons also

 They love nectar and wild flowers and mud puddles.


They are very common, and if you live anywhere in the gold below, they are where you are.

Map and info from Gardens with Wings

42 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

Good to hear that you are improving. Hope you'll be 100% soon. I can only imagine how debilitating vertigo can be!

Best,
Bonnie

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Good to know you are feeling better, I just shot you an email then I see this post.

Great capture of the Cabbage butterfly. I love that pretty celedon green coloring on them.

Hope you continue to get better.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

HOORAY!!! You can post and update us! Oh I am so glad!!!

"Auntie"

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Lovely photos as always...

Wishing you full recovery. REST until it feels fully fine to return to blogging.

Ahemmm, during this time, would Bob be emeanible (spelling???) to learning how to update your blog, just so he could tell us updates, if you got sick and "disappeared" again?

As you know, it's awful to not know about a blogging friend... When they kind of disappear...

Just a thought. :-)

Gentle hugs,
"Auntie"

Remington said...

Am happy to hear you are getting better....I have missed you, my friend! Great post!

Relindis said...

Butterflies are so difficult to capture, I find! Congrats for your patient watching and capture. What an interesting fact about the colour change.
Glad you're feeling better. It was lovely to receive your comment on my blog post today.

Deb said...

so cool I've never seen one...glad to see you are here today...don't rush it ....we want our madsnapper 100%

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great pictures.You captured the details so well now if only you would be back to yourself ,that would be perfect. Get well.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great pictures.You captured the details so well now if only you would be back to yourself ,that would be perfect. Get well.

Cranberry Morning said...

I'm sorry to hear you're still not feeling 100%. :-( Those are amazing photos! And what a beautiful butterfly. SO much prettier than its name!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Sandra, Glad you are feeling better. Take care of yourself..

Beautiful butterfly.. Amazing how he turns greenish when he is on those green leaves.

Prayers for you--and HUGS,
Betsy

TexWisGirl said...

i love the soft green tones.

glad you are posting again, even if on a previously prepared basis. :)

Madi and Mom said...

YaY MS. SANDRA
We didn't realize you were posting but thank goodness for your planning ahead. We're off to catch up as per always love love love your photos and we know you are missing the mental therapy and peace photography gives you...here is hoping things are on the upswing.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Susannah said...

Wonderful! Sandra is feeling much better!!!!!!!! YIPPEEE!

Pretty little thing - that cabbage butterfly.

Inger said...

I thought the butterfly was a leaf with spots on the first picture. We have the white cabbage butterfly here. They follow us on our walks, it's quite amazing. I am so glad you are feeling a bit better.

Scott said...

So glad you're feeling somewhat better and I hope you get back to 100% very very soon. Beautiful shots of this butterfly

Rose said...

Good to see this post!!!!!!

Of course now I got problems, but not medical...so haven't looked at blogs since coming home till just now thought I would check on you.

Hopefully you will be 100% better soon.

Farida said...

Looking forward to your post and share to us that you have completely recuperated. :)

The clouded sulphur looks like the plant. It camouflages so well and it's sometimes hard to differentiate it from the other. Interesting!

Kathy said...

My goodness, they're everywhere! Get well soon! Glad to see you're back at least part-time!

photowannabe said...

I am so glad to see you are feeling better.
I really missed you and your wonderful posts.
Love the butterfly photos and I see this delicate little flitterby often. I didn't know that they change color.
Continue to feel better.
Praying
Sue

DawnTreader said...

Glad you're feeling a little better. The butterfly reminds a little of the European Common Brimstone which is also bright yellow on top but with the wings closed sitting still it becomes almost invisible.

Kim, USA said...

Hmmm so they are here in my area I would track this tiny pretty one too.


Kim,USA

Snapper II said...

I love the Yellow butterflys.
They are hard to capture, and they almost never lite with open wings.

Miss Debbie said...

Glad you are better! Didn't know butterflies lived that long...interesting!

SweetMarie said...

these photos seem to relax me. so pretty! I'm so glad you're doing better! I sure hope you have a really good doctor! so good to see you in blog land again!!!
Hugs!

Dee said...

Get well...SOON♥

Chatty Crone said...

I am GLAD you are back - between you and Ginny I am having a nervosu breakdown. Did you go to the hospital - what did they find out? What is up? I've missed you. sandie

George said...

I knew you weren't feeling well, but nine days without doing any snapping? I hope you are getting better and will soon be snapping away again!

Ann said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. I haven't picked my camera up much lately and I haven't been sick.
Love that butterfly, hard to see against those leaves. He blends right in

missing moments said...

I hope you get better soon. I had vertigo once ... it was absolutely awful!!!

Michaele said...

I have been worried about you. Glad to hear from you. I just love these delicate little butterflies. I didn't know they changed color.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Yippee!! I'm so glad you're feeling better, just wish you were back at 100%. I know you'll get there, take good care of yourself! Love your photos, as always.
Hugs, Cheryl

Stacey Dawn said...

I've been praying hard for you today. Good to see you are feeling some better. Been worried about you and Ginny! Beautiful butterfly. I've only seen two this year... butterflies - not this particular kind. Chat soon!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I was so sorry to learn that you have not been well, take care and I hope you feel much better very soon. Your patience certainly paid off with the butterfly, great photos.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, so glad you aree feeling better. Please do continue to rest and we will all be rooting for you to get back to 100 percent. It seems you are on the way...YEAH !

Catherine said...

I'm glad you are feeling a bit better but hopefully you will soon be back to 100%! I am thinking you are having withdrawals from being away from your camera! LOL!
Big warm hugs for you!
xo Catherine

Terri Buster said...

I've never noticed one before, but I can see why! Glad you are feeling a bit better!

Rebecca said...

I will have to watch for one. They camouflage nicely.

SquirrelQueen said...

He is a pretty one. I like the different colors in each of your shots. I have been seeing them here but the last time I got close one of my cats decided it needed to be chased just as it landed. Off they both went and I had no photo.

Angela said...

You have a very good eye Sandra! I don't know that I have ever seen one before but perhaps if I looked closer I might see one!

I hope you get better soon! I'm getting last minute things ready for my kids first day of school Thursday.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Sadly I see very few butterflies. Seems they are always out of my visual range.
The one in your post is so delicate looking.

LC said...

I thought he was a flower at first. Loved this post resulting from your superb skills at tracking the wilflife on the MadSnapper homestead!