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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Today's Flowers: Butterflies, flowers, and seeds

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The butterfly in the shot above blended in so well with the wildflowers that I almost didn't spot him.

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As summer winds down, more and more flowers are going to seed. I always enjoy photographing the Queen Anne's Lace after they turn to seed (shot above).

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The flowers on the butterfly bush above, are starting to fade but still add a little splash of color in my garden.

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My gerbera daisies died back mid summer but a whole new bunch started blooming recently. The shot above is of one that just opened recently.

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25 comments:

Nicole said...

Those shots are beautiful.
They show summer's ending, but give us hope for the same Beauty coming again next year.

Daryl said...

At first I thought the QAL were spiders! Fabulous shots

Grace Olsson said...

Hi Carver, very nice shot

so beautiful and my favorite color of mine are purple och lilac.have a nice sunday, dear
graceolsson.coM/blog.

Reader Wil said...

Stunning shots! Lovely butterfly! Thanks for sharing Carver!

Regina said...

Beautify and awesome!

Joanna said...

Yes, the Queen Anne's Lace kind of gave me the creeps for a moment. But I agree they're beautiful when they go to seed. Have a lovely day at this end of summer.

Ebie said...

Hi Carver! My first time to see the Queen Anne's lace in seeds! The flower is a beautiful addition to a flower arrangement!

Denise said...

Wonderful images, all of them and I thank you for sharing all, but the one of the Queen's Anne Lace. I have never at them when they have gone to seed before and I found your photo very interesting.

Cezar and Léia said...

Great pics, specially this flower-turned-seeds!
God bless you!
Cezar

Marju said...

Oh, how beautiful colored flowers, I like them!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: What a colorful mixture of shots.

Naturegirl said...

Carver love all your bugs and blooms! Here our QAL is still gently blowing in the summer breezes..no seed heads yet..waiting for me to take photos I suppose! smiling!

Tammie Lee said...

It is fun to see those seeds up close. The flowers are lovely too.
Spirithelpers

VALKYRIEN said...

Beautiful shots of lovely flowers!
I especially love the shot of the seeds! So artistic!

Thank you for your kind words on my blog, while I was on vacation!

the Baitlady said...

Beautiful blooms!

Sandy Kessler said...

even the seeds are lovely aren't they??sandy

Pat - Arkansas said...

Beautiful photos. The one of the Queen Anne's Lace seeds gave me a start; looked like a mass of ticks! I'll know better, next time.
Thanks for sharing your photos.

napaboaniya said...

I almost didn't notice the butterfly till I read ur post. All lovely Carver :)

Gunilla said...

Beautiful flowers. Nice shots.

Gunilla in Sweden

Rambling Woods said...

Oh...cute little guy..some kind of skipper? I hate to admit that we have all kinds of flowers going to seed as we move toward fall...also enjoyed your My World post Carver... Michelle

Libby Murphy said...

Such vibrant colors and so brillantly clear and crisp.
Great shots.
Happy Twirls

Dora said...

They're seeds? Initially i thought they're some insects. ;p

Ayie said...

i love summer's clear skies and lovely blooms =)

Ascender Rises Above said...

a pile of seeds; phew; I was afraid you were showing me bugs of some kind!

Arija said...

Don't know how I came to miss your flower post, but I certainly did not mean to. Lovely bright flowers, I like seed heads too, in the home garden carrots and dill have pretty flowers and seeds too.