Saturday, September 6, 2008

Clouds of wings

This week, dozens and dozens of queens are visiting our blue mistflowers. Sometimes whenever I walk by, they lift and flutter, like a beautiful cloud. If I'm really quiet, I can even hear the soft sound of their wings beating. These photos can't even begin to capture the wonder of this sight. And when a monarch happens by, OH MY! They are even more lovely than the queens.

(Click on the photos for a better look.)


Anonymous said...

My mistflower isn't blooming yet, but I look forward to this sight in my garden soon.

Lorilee said...

Beautiful! I have had an abundance of Gulf Fritillaries. Last fall, I was thrilled to see zeba heliconias and julia heliconias. They are usually found in the lower Rio Grande Valley!

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