Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tattered Wings


It almost landed on me as I knelt on the ground planting Petunias in a planter.  It continued to flutter around me, and I stopped to watch as the beautiful yellow Swallowtail drifted toward the profusion of Azaleas in full bloom planted nearby.   


I abandoned my Petunias and hurried inside to get my camera.  As I looked through the long lens, I saw that the butterfly’s wings were torn and tattered, as if it had just arrived after a long journey from wherever butterflies go in the winter.  


The wind was gusting around us and it seemed as if the butterfly was having a hard time staying in place.  It went from bloom to bloom, tasting the nectar deep within the petals, as I followed him through my lens.  I was hoping to get a good shot of his wings spread, but he kept them closed as he struggled against the wind.

 


   

Storms moved through our area last night, and I wonder what happened to my little butterfly friend.  I would like to think that it found shelter from the heavy rains and wind, and will come back to visit me again sometime.  I'll be watching for it.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Morning Glories


I couldn't resist stopping this morning at a little cottage in Natchez, to capture the truly glorious Morning Glory vines gracing its front porch. What a lovely way to welcome visitors!







Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Colors of Autumn

 Benjamin Moore's extensive collection of paint colors will never come close to rivaling God's glorious seasonal palettes. I'm going to let the following colors from His "Fall Palette" speak for themselves ...

 Trumpet Vine Orange
 Goldenrod Gold
Pokeweed Purple
Summer and Fall Mix

Swamp Sunflower Yellow
Poison Ivy Red
 Wildflower Magenta
 Sage Grass Rust
 
Milo Rust
 
Cotton Boll White
October Sky Blue 
Bronze Leaf
 Tallow Fire
Tallow Red
Gingko Gold
Elephant Ear Rust
Spider Lily Red
Roadside Yellow
 Leaf Potpourri 
Pumpkin Orange
Blue Ridge Mountain Berry Blue
Croton Orange 
Cypress Rust

I hope you are enjoying the splendor of God's Fall Palette where you live, and can take some time this weekend to take a drive in the country to see it at its most glorious.