Monday, September 21, 2015

A Lovely Surprise

We have not seen as many Monarch butterflies as usual over the summer,
 in our yard in SW Ontario. So I was very happy to see...


 Lot's of Monarchs at the cottage, on the Bruce Peninsula!
 
(I added a bit of texture to this collage)
 
sharing with...
 
 
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24 comments:

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful captures! Have a great week, Pat!

ak-ut said...

beautiful shots !!!

Elephant's Child said...

They are truly beautiful. Is it just me, or does anyone else see their wings as perfect stained glass windows?

Mersad said...

Those bright colors are so great to look at. Really vivid photography. If you like you can link up on the latest edition of Through My Lens

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Breathtaking said...

A delightful set of images. They are truely beautiful creatures.

Andy said...

Nice photos. Starting to see more of them here in Pickering.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Beautiful. We have not seen very many ether and I leave my Milkweed for them. Great captures Hug B

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

About one a day traveling for about a month now...but none visited on the way north in spring and summer. Wonderful shots.

The Furry Gnome said...

Great pictures! I've seen more this year than the past year or two.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, gorgeous butterfly and a wonderful sighting.. They have been rare this summer. Great photos and mosaic. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

RedPat said...

Fabulous, Karen! I've been seeing them floating through the city for the last week.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, these took my breath away this morning, Karen!! What beautiful butterflies and superb captures!! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty! I hope you have a great new week!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Monarchs have been scarce here north of Toronto too. I hope next year is better for them! Very nice photos, Karen!

TexWisGirl said...

they're so beautiful.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Great photos and so nice to know the monarchs are somewhere in Ontario. I've only had one on our butterfly bush and that was a couple of weeks ago.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Nancy J said...

Do they hibernate in your winter, or travel to a warmer area? In NZ, in the Bay of Plenty, they congregate under huge pine trees, and where we are, must stay somewhere sheltered, as this week I saw 2 out in the sunshine. Beautiful collection of photos.

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous Monarch and excellent macro photography!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

mick said...

Great photos. The butterflies on the flowers are very beautiful.

Fun60 said...

Just love the monarchs.

Debbie said...

awwwwww, same page indeed!! Your images are just gorgeous, the colors are so vibrant!! I have not seen many butterflies this year either, I have read they are on the decline. I raised a butterfly in the house this year, a caterpillar I found on my dill. It was a black swallowtail, a fun experience beeb would enjoy. If you are interested, search my blog for butterflies are free, it will come up. Perhaps you saw it, but it was a super fun experience!!

Mascha said...

Wonderful photos!
I'm just reading a book about monarchs
http://www.amazon.de/Nomaden-Windes-Monarchfalter-andere-Schmetterlingswunder/dp/3894057092/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1442944744&sr=1-2&keywords=Nomaden+des+Windes
Enjoy the autumn time

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful!!! I haven't seen Monarch butterflies in our yard in years...more concerning to me than all the climate change hoopla. The lack of monarchs and bees is very much due to the human world and our use of pesticides...

Gemma Wiseman said...

What a stunning character. Gorgeous series of photos.

Rambling Woods said...

Lucky male to find some nectering spots on the way south... Beautiful..Michelle