Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Friday, September 14, 2012

a visitor in my garden

Look what I spotted while sweeping off my front porch.

I raced inside for the camera and was lucky enough to find him/her still waiting when I got back outside.

I zoomed in for a closer shot, but it came out fuzzy, and then the butterfly fluttered by on his/her way to the next blossoming tree.


  1. Butterflys are my muse.

    I love to capture them on flowers.

    You captured a beautiful one here.

  2. Aha, you 'spotted' a butterfly. Not sure I notice any extra spots.
    Seriously, a lovely shot of what I'm assuming is indeed a Monarch butterfly.
    Pawsitive wishes, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star :)

  3. I love butterflies, and he/she is a beauty indeed. Loving the blossoms as well. Thanks for sharing xxx

  4. halloweencouple; welcome to drifting and thank you.

    Delores; a Monarch? Thank you. I don't know one butterfly from another. I don't see very many. I remember the gorgeous blue winged ones I used to see when living in Queensland.

    klahanie; perhaps I should have said espied...

    Kakka; thanks, The blossoms are playing merry hell with my sinuses, but they don't last long.

  5. I don't know whether we get Monarch butterflies. I will have to look it up - however, whatever it is called it is beautiful. Thank you.

  6. River: I did look it up and it seems it is the Monarch butterfly and is also known here as the Wanderer. I

  7. Considering the distances it flies it sure can be called the Wanderer. Glad it waited for you.

  8. Lovely.

    Sorry to be up so late.

    Venturing where no man has been.

    (Maid River's boudoir)

  9. FAB photo!! Looks like the background is in black & white so the beautiful orange stands out even more!

  10. These used to be plentiful, now it's exciting when they're seen. Gorgeous photo.

  11. EC; Now I remember them being called Wanderers. My mum used to call them that.

    Joanne Noragon; I'm glad it waited too, I see so few butterflies these days. I think it was soaking up some sun.

    R.H. I love unexpected butterflies on my flowers.

    Red Nomad; the background is grey branches against a very pale green and with the shadows it does make the butterfly stand out beautifully.

    Fenstar DeLuxe; I remember butterflies everywhere when I was about 4-5. now each one I see is precious.

  12. I am checking you out from Dolores blog - I liked your answer to her. I like your quote under your header picture too. Love to dream.

  13. Chatty Crone; welcome to drifting. Dreams are the best because they're free and can take you anywhere, anytime.

    gaby@727m2; he/she is very fresh and new looking. Stands out nicely against the blossoms too.