Friday, September 2, 2011

Butterflies in the garden.....




I had two photography goals this summer. I wanted to take pictures of hummingbirds and butterflies. The hummingbirds have totally avoided my lens but yesterday the butterflies danced all over Deb's garden. We went to my favorite antique shop and there they were and I even had my camera. And the flowers were pink and perfect for Pink Saturday with Bev at How Sweet the Sound.



I have written before about Deb's Flowerbed Farm in Bridgton. Not only does she have wonderful "stuff", she has beautiful gardens around her lovely home. And she has butterflies. And she has dishes ....but more about the dishes next week!

We have more rain coming this weekend. Hopefully no more hurricane weather. I hope everyone has a safe holiday weekend!

Happy Pink Saturday!

26 comments:

Jo said...

Love these photo's...I too love to try and catch a butterfly with my little camera.
~Jo

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You got some great pics Carol! Happy Labor Day Weekend-have fun:@)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

These photos are really lovely. There has been a few butterflies on my bushes but by the time I get my camera there have flown away.

Jackie said...

Hi Carole, we don't seem to of had many butterflies in our garden this year although we do have to Buddleja bushes, one blue and one white. I have seen the odd cabbage white and that is all.We certainly wouldn't get any humming birds round here if at all in the UK!

Great photographs, have a wonderful pink Saturday. Like you rain is forecast although we have a lovely sunny day today.Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

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From the Kitchen said...

Lovely! I need to set some photography goals before I add lenses as I want to do. Of course, the lenses that I want are very expensive and deserve to be on a camera of someone who knows more about photography than I do at the moment!!

Best,
Bonnie

Bill said...

Beautiful photos, Carol! It's still hot and muggy here, so I'm becoming weary of summertime. In a few months, when it's dreary and cold, perhaps I'll remember to come back and see these colorful, happy images you've captured.

I was glad to hear that the storm didn't cause serious damage at your place.

Hope you have a nice weekend.

Warmest regards,
Bill

EliFla said...

Wonderful photos..I went to Guatemala this Summer and butterfly were giant and gorgeous..but it was impossible to take any pic.... have a great weekend, hugs, Flavia

LV said...

Loved your post. Unfortunately, I did have butterflies or hummingbirds here. I am sure the heat was just much for them.

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!

Yes! They are still around.


Gabriela

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wonderful photos, Carol! Yes, we can do without the hurricanes! We suffered no damage to speak of from Irene so we got off easy. Happy Pink Saturday weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Natasha in Oz said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you too, Carol, and thanks so very much for sharing these lovely pictures! I wish I was good enough (and quick enough!) to take pictures of butterflies. They are so beautiful.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

don't you love it when you have your camera and get your shot !
Beautiful photos thanks for sharing.
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Jenny Schouten Short said...

Nothing is more fun in the late summer day than to sit on the patio and watch ther butterflies flit and flutter from flower to flower. Yours are beautiful! xo Jenny

Michele said...

butterflies make my heart sing! these are gorgeous gorgeous photos! happy pink saturday. xo

Pat said...

You did get some amazing close-up shots of the butterflies - well done, kiddo!

once in a blue moon said...

so pretty on the pink!

Birgit said...

Butterflies on pink flowers -- that's perfect! :)

Greetings from Germany,
Birgit

PS: See my pink post here! :)

Rettabug said...

Hi Carol!

I'm impressed that you've captured the butterflies. I've never seen one when I had my camera with me. :-(
GREAT photos!!!


Please email me? I seem to have lost your email addy & I can't find it here on your blog, either.

Hugs,
Rett

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Carol,

I love your butterfly photos. I'm really hooked on photography but have so much to learn. Thanks so much for visiting with me.

Pink Sparkles,
Stephanie Suzanne ♥

pinkkandy said...

Happy...Happy Pink Saturday..I pray that God will bless you all through out the coming week...

God Bless You...
Kandy

pinkkandy said...

Happy...Happy Pink Saturday..I pray that God will bless you all through out the coming week...

God Bless You...
Kandy

LDH said...

Oh, you got the loveliest photos of monarch butterflies! So beautiful!

Sheila said...

Lovely photos Carol. Congratulations on reaching another goal!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Carol, that is gorgeous!
that final picture of the butterfly -- fabulous.
We have the "same" butterfly -- what kind is it? -- that visits our few paltry flowers every afternoon ... I have always wished I could get a picture of him, but they are so skittish. CONGRATS on capturing this so beautifully.
Cass

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Stunning butterfly shots your patience has paid off.

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