Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Flutterby Gardens

If you missed the Elephant Ear Post last October and you want to know more about the plant, click here Elephant Ear archive

Florida's unseasonably cold weather persists, and is forcing me to find spring photos in my archives. The fence belongs to a lady that has a butterfly farm, she actually sells butterflies and her garden is only a few blocks from my house.
Here is the link to Flutterby Gardens, so flutter on by and check out buying butterflies.
I remembered these  photos when I took these photos yesterday in my back yard. I saw movement in the only blooming plant in the yard (normally the yard would be full of blooms and butterflies by this time of year) and spotted this yellow moth.

enlarge photo to find the moth

I tracked it with my camera as it flitted from bloom to bloom and found it very difficult to get the lens to focus on it.

Butterflies are self propelled flowers. ~R.H. Heinlein

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.~Irish Blessing


Sunny said...

Your lovely flower pictures are so delightful to look at on this dreary day. Three rainy days in a row...yuck!
Sunny :)

Stine in Ontario said...

NICE photos! And the blossoms look so exotic to my Canadian eyes. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We don't have any spring flowers to feature yet either this year, Sandra, except for the Crocuses on my header. It's going to be a late spring for us---but hopefully we will ALL have some soon.

I love those red fluffy things....

George said...

We have a definite shortage of Spring flowers and butterflies. But today is sunny and warm, so perhaps there is hope.

Beverly said...

What a beautiful post! The flowers are lovely. I love your header.

Ginny said...

Oh, my!! That last picture is absolutly STUNNING! You have the little moth, the flower, and the berry bud thingys all in one picture, and the way the light is coming through the wings and affecting the picture is wonderful!! I know how hard it is to get a focus with something little flitting about. I bet you'll get some lovely shots of butterflies this year! I do also love your colorful bird of paradise plant header!!

Ginny said...

Meant to tell you that I love your quotes, as well. I clicked on the Flutterby Gardens link, and this came to mind. How could you ever buy a butterfly? As soon as you got it, it would fly away! It's like trying to capture happiness in a jar.

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful pictures (I like that white fence!). Never heard of anyone selling butterflies! Don't think I really love the idea of getting a whole lot of them all at once... (Especially since I don't even have a garden!)

SD - Addicted to The Click said...

How blessed to live by a flutterby farm!! It'd be hard for me to leave that place - I'd want to just sit and watch them for hours!

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous flowers, you have far more than we do right now. Great capture on the moth, they can be hard to catch with the lens.

I never thought about buying butterflies, I suppose for weddings and events a release would be interesting.

MedaM said...

All the photos are beautiful but the first two I love the most because of that white fence. It looks so charming among the flowers red and yellow. Lovely, indeed!