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.


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