Friday, July 13, 2007

A very colorful Friday the Thirteenth


Lots of color today...I would really like to see some cool birds, though.

I saw purple:
Two skippers
(Skippers on bee balm, Lake Isabella)
Bachelors button I think
(Bachelor's Button at home)
Inchworm on Chickory
(Inchworm on chickory)



Pink:
Blushing Queen
Did you know that before she is a Queen, Anne blushes?



Orange, brown and green...with a touch of more pink:
Clearwing moth and bee balm
(Clearwing moth on bee balm, Lake Isabella)
Sycamore tussock moth
(Sycamore tussock moth, Lake Isabella)

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(Look how Lorelei is trying to keep her dress out of the water...like it's anywhere near it!)
Monarch
(Monarch)



Silver:
Silver



Gold:
Gold




And touches of yellow:

Swallowtail remains
(Remains of a swallowtail)

Sunflower success
(Our sunflowers in the back yard...see that window? That's our second story bathroom.
We don't consider the sunflowers a success unless we can see them out of that window)

7 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, Susan. You made my shoulders droop and relax. A monarch! I love the purples and those sunflowers! I'm letting the sunflower seeds do their thing here.

The girls in the lake - priceless.

Trixie said...

Your sunflowers are enormous! And Vivi did just that same thing with her shorts last year in Cordova. I think the river was at her ankles.

Chris said...

Hi, I have followed the link from Mary's View and have really enjoyed looking through your blog :-) Great pics, and the inchworm! I have never seen one but it reminded me of a song about measuring marigolds (I'm sure I haven't dreamt this) and now I can't get it out of my head :-) Congratulations on the book, I hope its a huge success :-)

Lynne said...

Susan- you really see the details in the big picture. I love that about you. The super sunflower is amazing! Do you really always get them to grow that tall?

I was going to leave a snarky comment about how you're always TALKING about INSECTS and when I scrolled down your word verification was spidgab!

NatureWoman said...

Love the different colors you found! And I remember your huge sunflowers from last year - glad you have them again this year!

Q said...

Bugs and blooms!
I love them all.
Birds too!
Inch worm is so cute.
The goldfinches love the sunflowers.
Sherry

mon@rch said...

without a doubt you had a colorful friday the 13th! No doubt the monarch is my faved butterfly you photographed!