Monday, June 6, 2016

Some Flowers And A Flutter


I love Columbines and have a few varieties in my garden.
 
 Origami, Red & White
 
Winky, Blue and White 

Granny's Bonnet, Double Pink 
 
Swallowtail Butterfly
 
 
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27 comments:

daffodilwild said...

Wow! What a beautiful trio of Columbines. I have masses but they are all self-sown, and the flowers are smaller, still love them though.

David Gascoigne said...

Great shot of a female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. In the past week or so swallowtails seem to be everywhere.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots.

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of this wonderful flowers. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

All just beautiful Karen. I've never seen that red variety of columbine (and I love it). And the butterfly portrait is absolutely perfect.

RedPat said...

Beautiful flowers! I've seen a bunch of these butterflies the last few days!

Norma Ruttan said...

I didn't realize that columbines could look so different. amazing capture of the swallowtail! sad to say- in my neighborhood, I never seen butterflies.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your beautiful columbines! That is a plant I don't have in the garden and I always admire them. That is a beautiful photo of the butterfly.

TexWisGirl said...

truly beautiful. your swallowtail photo is gorgeous.

Debbie said...

oooh karen, these are all stunning!! but blue & white?? i say purple!!!

Elephant's Child said...

Love them all. I have a big weakness for aquilegias AND flutterbies.

genie said...

Hi, Karen....The swallowtails are really having a god year this year. We have them everywhere, but I have not photographed them. It was nice seeing the last picture because I have never seen a Granny's Bonnet. It is so pretty. Love the colors. I think it has to be my favorite today. genie

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Hi Karen, I love Columbines too. I also have a few varieties in my garden. Not only are they beautiful, but they are also so easy to grow and they spread readily. You can't beat that, right? Your photo of the swallowtail butterfly is stunning. Have a nice week Karen. Christa

The Furry Gnome said...

Absolutely gorgeous Columbines!

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful flowers.

Andy said...

I love your photos... and your garden.

stardust said...

The blooming Columbines in a variety of colors would be spicing up your garden. My favorite is the purple one. Terrific shot of swallowtail.

Yoko

Deanna said...

They remind me of fairies...such beautiful colors and focus and that butterfly is a wowzer!!

Felicia said...

LOVE all your images.

Weekend-Windup said...

Loved to see all your pics of flowers. Colors of the flowers attracted me lot. Beautiful shot of the butterfly.

Neesie said...

Beautiful blooms and butterfly. Great detail and colours Karen.
They certainly make you smile :D
Thanks for sharing

Gina145 said...

What lovely photos. You're lucky to be surrounded by so much beauty.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous! I love the butterfly.

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful and they are new to my eyes... Michelle

Ida said...

So beautiful. I use to have Columbines in my beds but they all died out. Maybe I need to get some more. Loved the pretty double pink one. Also gorgeous shot of the butterfly. I've seen several this summer but none have landed long enough for me to get the camera and snap a photo.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such stunningly beautiful flower macros. And the butterfly is exquisite.

Naquillity said...

you've put some time into your garden... it's beautiful~ the butterfly seems to be enjoying it as well. hope all is well.