Monday, February 16, 2015

Kissed by the Red Admiral




Today's date is 2/16/2015. For the past 3 days I have stood in wonder waiting for the kiss of the Red Admiral. Each day at 3 he comes and sits on me and I hold my breath to keep him there. I found this is the 4 year in this month and at 3 pm that they come to sit on me.
The story is the same today as it was for 4 years 4 posts.
I have been kissed by the Red Admirals 4 years in a row.

I will be taking a couple of days off to work on my To Do List.

This Post is from Feb 24th 2012
Every day for the past 5 days, this Red Admiral butterfly comes to the same place. He sits on the lip to the pool, the rod the towel hangs on and the towel itself.

These butterflies are territorial and the male often returns to the same place over and over. We were amazed the first time he swooped down and sat on my arm for about 10 seconds. He lifted off and sat in Bob's hair, back to my arm, this time for about 30 seconds. I googled and this Red Admiral is known to be friendly to visitors in gardens. whooo hoooo what JOY and PHUN

the next day, I stood very still and he came and sat on my arm until I could no longer hold it still. I made a small move and he flew to Bob and sat in his hair, several times as we oohed and ahhed. He comes at 3 and 5 like clockwork. no photos of him sitting on us, but I did get him on the towel.

His little feet feel funny, like he is dancing on my arm. Beyond Way Cool. and Guess What???
there will be MORE, he has two females and we have been watching them DANCE.... Soon we will have Catepillars... did I say whooo whooo?

On Day 3 he actually sat on Bob's Nose......

25 comments:

eileeninmd said...

How cool, I did not know they can follow a schedule.. Do they tickle when they land on you! Pretty butterfly and photos.. Have a happy Monday!

carolann said...

Happy Monday. Pretty color.

Cranberry Morning said...

That is so exciting! I think you're taking a couple days off to recover from that kiss! lol Have a nice little break.

Molly TheWally said...

How sweet is that Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

From the Kitchen said...

Worth the wait! I need to make a to do list!!

Best,
Bonnie

Gail said...

What a treasure to experience this every year.

EG CameraGirl said...

I didn't know red admirals are territorial or that they would return to the same spot over and over. VERY cool. Wish you'd gotten the photo of Red on Bob's nose. ;))

Ann Thompson said...

how cool that is. I didn't know they were territorial.
I hope your to do list is full of fun stuff

Madi and Mom said...

MS YOU ARE A RED ADMIRAL WHISPERER!!
WHAT A GORGEOUS BUTTERFLY....VERY PREDICTABLE TOO
HUGS CECILIA AND THE DIVA

A Quiet Corner said...

And you know what "dancing" leads to?!?!?! You'll be grandparents before you know it!...:)JP

TexWisGirl said...

so very cool.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

How cool to see this beautiful butterfly! My do do list never gets done....it seems. Hope your does

Rose said...

Ahhhh....you have dates with the Red Admiral! When I worked at the orchard they would land on me for just a few seconds at a time...I would be working, so was not holding still.

Do you know what the caterpillar looks like...I don't, but will look it up later.

Linda P. said...

That's amazing! How lovely it happened to both you and Bob! I hope the 'to do' list gets done.

DeniseinVA said...

That is fabulous Sandra, so very cool, magical!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is very interesting and cool!

Ginny said...

You have been blessed by the butterfly spirits! This is amazing! Wish I could see him on bob's nose. I love the last picture, the detail in the antenna and body.

SweetMarie said...

I was here earlier, phone rang. my parents are checking on us because of the weather.
Anyway, this is amazing!! I love God's creatures! This is one of the coolest things I've ever heard of! I can't wait to share this with hubby & son!

SweetMarie said...

and he's so handsome! great photos!

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is so special.

Deb said...

That is so cool! I'm ready for Spring flowers and butterflies

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Love it! I'd be excited to see him, too. It's amazing that it happens at the same time. What a neat story!

DawnTreader said...

We have Red Admiral butterflies here too in summer, they are one of a few different kinds that come to the park where I took most of my butterfly pictures. I have guessed they tend to hang around the same place once they are there. There haven never been more than a few of them but they have not been too camera shy and I have also on some occasion had one come and sit on me. Butterfly season is still a long way off here though...

Ida said...

That's amazing. You got great shots of this lovely butterfly.

CatTales said...

Simply amazing!