Monday, August 13, 2007

Beauty of a butterfly...

This beauty sat nice and posed for me. It is either a Diane Fritillary or a Spicebush Swallowtail.



Poppies reaching for the sky.

Purple Spiderwort winter sown for this season.

Moss Rose, what a truly pretty color. Direct sown this spring.

Queen Anne's Lace. It is said that Queen Anne was tatting some lace and pricked her finger. A single drop of blood fell into the center of her lace, giving this flower its name.

Teasel, growing wild on our lane.

Zinnia opening up.

4 comments:

Julia said...

Mightn't that butterfly be a pipevine swallowtail?

Angie said...

The markings aren't quite the same, but it is another possibility!

Tina said...

Hi Angie,
Nice blog! I'm so jealous of your garden. :-(
Your beautifully photographed butterfly is none other than Limenitis arthemis astyanax, also know as a Red-Spotted Purple.
Keep blogging--I'm really enjoying it. ;-)

Angie said...

Hi Tina, Thank you, I think that you have solved my mystery! Red-Spotted Purple it is! Thanks for stopping by, hope to "see" you again!-angie