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.

16 comments:

  1. Butterflys are my muse.

    I love to capture them on flowers.

    You captured a beautiful one here.

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  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 :)

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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  8. Lovely.

    Sorry to be up so late.

    -Robert.
    Venturing where no man has been.


    (Maid River's boudoir)

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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