Notes from a USDA zone 5 shade garden in Southern Wisconsin.
Nice shot! I don't know that little butterfly--glad he/she posed so well for you.
Thanks. He/she was peeking around the tree at me in the late afternoon, with the oblique light shining through his/her wings. :)
Great photo. Such interesting markings on some of these little brown jobs. They so rarely get the attention they deserve and I'm happy to see this one featured.
True. :) They blend in with the trees and plants--a quality to be admired, right? This little guy was calling to me the other day: "Take my picture."
Thanks, Donna. He/she was there. The light was fun. I had my camera. Right place at the right time. Cute little critter.
What a lovely image...Amanda xx
Thank you, Amanda. Sometimes the subtle critters and colors are fun subjects.
Great picture and perfect for a wordless day!
Thanks! I'm a softy for butterflies--especially ones that play peek-a-boo. ;-)
Thanks, Michelle. Cute little butterfly, and it seemed to be peeking around the tree at me. :)
And a BONJOUR to you Mr. Moth!Thank you neighbor, for the welcome back. Have a FUN SUMMER! Anita
Thanks, Anita. Believe it or not, this is a butterfly. He has rather plain coloring, but interesting markings. He seemed to be peeking at me around the tree. Happy summer to you, too!
Wonderful! I have seen moths and a few butterflies but everyone is flitting about so fast I can never capture them.
So far this year, the most plentiful butterflies in my garden have been Red Admirals and Tiger Swallowtails. I'm hoping I'll see some Monarchs soon. This little fella was up at the cottage, where we have many more butterflies because it's a sunnier lot.
No words for your shot!! Nice!
Thanks, Lula! Glad to have been in the right place at the right time.
Beautiful shot. I really love butterflies with the "eyes" on their wings. The lighting really highlighted everything about it. Great picture!
Thanks! I enjoy those "eye" markings, too. The late afternoon oblique light is fabulous, isn't it?
Lovely photo Beth, great captured. Sorry I haven’t been here for a while, I have been so busy! I am slowly trying to catch up with everyone :-)
Thank you, Helene! I've been away lately, too. I was in Toronto for the Garden Bloggers' Fling last weekend. Now I'm trying to catch up, too. Can't wait to head over to your blog to hear more about your new garden!
Great photo. Peek a Boo ~ I see You :-))
Thank you, Carla! This little buddy was begging me to take his/her photo. ;-)
Lovely picture! I almost feel like I'm back gardening in Wisconsin while in my Texas garden right now with the number of mosquitoes we have after our record-breaking rainfalls. Hopefully yours won't be as bad this year and you can experience the other wonderful Wisconsin wildlife besides the swarms of 'skeeters.
Thanks, Rebecca! Yikes, the mosquitoes are starting to be bad here, too. We had a couple of days of cooler, rainy days, but the warmth will be back on the weekend, and with it ... more mosquitoes! Argh. That's the only bad thing about summer. I love the heat, but not the skeeters!
Beth, I thought of making a wordless comment for a wordless post! But then I thought you're probably not able to read my mind, so you wouldn't not know what I was commenting!!! So my comment is .... great photo, and I love the way you've captured the light in it. And the name of the butterfly is equally magical, like something out of Shakespeare.
Hi Sue: Thanks! I like the name, too. I wasn't familiar with the details of this butterfly before I researched it. I know I've seen them before, but it was fun to learn more about them, through wisconsinbutterflies.org.
A nice photo!
Thanks, Heather. This little guy was posing for me. :)
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