Monday, June 30, 2008

Something Unexpected

Look what I found in my yard today! We don't have a lot of butterflies in Western Washington. They are uncommon enough that seeing one fly by on a hot day is a treat. So you can imagine how surprised I was when I found this absolutely perfect specimen on the ground in my garden today. It's actually not quite dead, but nearly. It was being attacked by tiny red ants when I found it, so I was just in time to preserve it. I'm pressed for time right now, so this was the best photo I could get in a hurry. I'll try to post one with better color later.

8 comments:

Pyrose said...

Gorgeous butterfly. Great shot you got there. A lot less scary than my spider pic. hehe

Paula said...

Yeah. I have the spider phobia thing so I could barely read your spider post!

Charity said...

That is beautiful! I don't often get butterflies in my yard either. A real treat when I do see them. Hey...you've been quiet lately. Wha'cha up to? Did you get away for the Fourth?

Charity

Bunny said...

Hi, Paula! Just wanted to say you are missed. I hope all is OK and you are just so so busy sewing. Take care. I will be checking often for your return to the blogosphere!...Bunny

Dawn said...

Where aaaaaaaaare you?

goodworks1 said...

Me too...hope you are well and just really busy vacationing or something...

Stop by and let us know how things are...

Elaine

Gry said...

Hallo Paula. Hope you are well and will soon have time to post again.

Rhoto said...

Hello Paula!!
I'm hoping all is well for you... I've miss "hearing" from you lately.
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)