Thursday, July 11, 2013

Butterfly - Passion - Poinciana

Imagine 11 of these pods blooming at one time, it calls me all day

they get food and water from this plant



I know I am  old when I am  taking clothes out of the basket to put in the washer, and I jump 3 feet high and backwards because there is a big roach in the basket... .... it was a BROWN LEAF...

I know I am  old when I  can't tell if the black spots around my head are gnats or floaters in the eye...

they lay there eggs on this passion vine

 GOOD NEWS is Amazon.com is moving 20 miles from us...BAD NEWS is we will have to pay 7 percent sales tax when we order...
can you see the ballerina?

29 comments:

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Awesome flower photos. That passion flower is scary and beautiful all at the same time.

Floaters, I know them well.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Beautiful, beautiful.

Not so beautiful... Imagining your fright when you thought you saw a roach. You pooor thing!

Then can come home in grocery bags, in FL, yes? I remember. We could only use one kind of bag... Plastic probably. Not paper bags.

And think our daughter used to unload groceries and jap the bags right out in the garbage. Or some sort.

Guess what? Cockroaches were the ONLY thing I tested allergic to. lol. All the rest, just make extra sensitive me, react with allergy symptoms. lol...

Cranberry Morning said...

Sandra, I am just in awe of these gorgeous creations and your photography of them!!

I'd love to have been there to see you react to the leaf. Almost tempts me to send you a brown leaf in the mail. lol

Amy Burzese said...

Love those orange flowers. Beautiful. Is it true that there are flying roaches in Florida the size of birds?

TexWisGirl said...

the blooms and butterflies compete equally for the beauty prize!

Chatty Crone said...

I love your butterflies and flowers. And girl - when I see something brown I do the roach jump too! Scares me to death. Love, sandie

Rose said...

I can imagine being startled thinking you have a roach...they give me the creeps more than anything I know. I had rather have 10 snakes as one cockroach...

George said...

Your photos are beautiful, and I refuse to believe that you are getting old. We had the same problem when Amazon opened a facility near Chattanooga.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful beautiful shots. Lovely flowers. Yes I do see the ballerina.
MB

Ginny said...

I SEE the ballerina!!! And I love this passion plant!! Your butterflies are in the sun and beautiful!!!! Now, you WILL be getting those egg snaps for us? It will test your macro! SIS, we are exactly alike!!! I jump all the TIME because of the scary floater bugs, and I am always calling for Phil to kill the sock lint and leaves. I love the way you made it into a Jeff Foxworthy thing, I need to do that with something, maybe THIS it is.

LC said...

Stunnung images of fritillaries and exquisite blossoms plusmy facts about those butterflies' biology--my cup runneth over and it is not even noon here yet.

Thanks, MadSnapper!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Wow, your photos are awesome, Sandra! So beautiful.

I've been known to wave my hand to shoo away the gnats only to realize it was a floater. Haha! Yep, I'm gettin' old.

A Quiet Corner said...

Fla weather is perfect for all those tropicals!!!!...:)JP

Madi and Mom said...

Floaters and fake roaches drive me crazy too.
Hugs C
PS gorgeous flowers!!!

Blackberry Lane said...

Such pretty pictures. You know how I adore butterflies.

I have floaters, too. Drives me crazy some days.

I remember a friend "killing" a shoelace one time (thought it was a snake!)

SweetMarie said...

I do see the ballerina! Your flowers are beautiful!
Amazon is in demand because people want their items on the same day they order them...no patience! lol
Glad it was just a leaf! :)

Michaele said...

REALLY awesome butterfly and flower photos!!

Betsy Adams said...

Glad you provide that delicious 'food' for your butterflies!!!!

I remember those huge flying roaches from when we lived in FL and TX.... Thank Goodness we don't have them here. BUT--we have other nasty things!!!!

It won't be long til we will have to pay sales tax on anything and everything we order from the internet.. Good ole Congress...

Hugs,
Betsy

Craver Vii said...

1st time visitor. Excellent pics! I like the eye you added to the log at East Gwillimbury CameraGirl's blog.

Ann said...

Those are sooooooo pretty.
I would have totally freaked if I thought I found a roach in the laundry basket. I can only imagine the relief when you discovered it was just a leaf

Inger said...

Just gorgeous! And I do jump too when I see something that's not a bug, but something in my old eyes!

SquirrelQueen said...

I do that pretty little ballerina. Your Poinciana and Passion flowers are just gorgeous.

7percent? Is that all, we are closer to 9%. The state of WA has been making Amazon collect taxes from us for awhile now and what I buy isn't shipped from WA.

diane b said...

Love the shots with the dark background. Yes I can see the ballerina and the beautiful butterfly.

Eva Ason said...

Wowie...beautiful pictures, those colours are amazing. I see the ballerina, that is so awesome! Btw I love your header picture :)

Terri said...

Gorgeous blooms! I can't see well either Sandra...it's always a guessing game whether or not I add the right ingredients when I cook!

S. Etole said...

Such beautiful flowers and butterfly.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love that last picture...so pretty. Yes I see her.

Amazon is awesome but it was nice when we didn't pay the taxes but now you will get your order super quick!

Linda said...

Sandra, your butterflies and flowers are gorgeous. They make up for the thought of the possibility of cockroaches crawling around your neighbourhood in Florida. Sorry, but I had to smile as I can relate because of bad eyesight and the fear of imagined creepy crawlies.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty flowers and butterflies.