Monday, September 27, 2010

My World this Week ~


This week afforded me the opportunity to visit an area to which I have not been. It has be on my, long ago made, list of day trip places to explore. Unknowingly, and to my luck, I arrived on the day of the migration of the monarch butterfly. Imagine my delight when we ventured out on the trails to see flowers, trees and bushes covered with 1000s of nectar drinking beauties. I later read, in fact, over 100,000 butterflies had stopped to eat and rest before making the long journey to South America. Rest assure, I have marked my calendar, as I will not miss magical moment next year.
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17 comments:

Sylvia K said...

How wonderful!! And what a superb capture! Such a beautiful butterfly! And I would definitely mark my calendar for next year to be able to see this! Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia

Jim said...

Beautiful.

Lesley said...

How serendipitous!
And there seems to be more Monarchs around this year.

Rajesh said...

That is truly large number of butterflies in one place. The sight of butterfly on the flower is beautiful.

Indrani said...

That must have been a WONDERFUL experience! Nice DOF in the shot.

Carver said...

What a great shot of the monarch feeding. Such a beauty.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

The monarchs were more abundant than usual this year here in Iowa! Lovely photo!

SandyCarlson said...

So very, very beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Migrating Monarchs - I never knew butterflies migrated. What a magical sight! This photo is gorgeous.

penny said...

Seeing all those beautiful butterflies must have been a spectacular sight, Trish. I'm sure its one you will never forget.

Beautiful macro shot, Trish.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Trish: What a wondrous sight to see, beautiful photo.

L. Neusiedler said...

gorgeous! I tried to capture a similar image recently, but did not really succeed :)

Unknown said...

How fortuitous! I bet you got many many lovely photos that day! :)

Al said...

Fantastic shot! The Monarch is such a beautiful butterfly.

alicesg said...

Wow this is so beautiful. Close up shot of the butterfly and flower. Love the beautiful colour of the butterfly.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

did the monarch fly form NEw Zealand from a caterpillar in my school compound?

Johnny Nutcase said...

such a great shot! monarch migration is SO cool! I saw thousands one time while I was kayaking...what a beautiful scene. Glad you got to see it!