Wednesday, August 20, 2014

F is for...

F is for...

FLUTTERING BUTTERFLY

We get more butterflies here in our new location than we used to get at the old house.  The problem is that they don't settle very often and it's hard to get a photo.   This beauty, the tiger swallowtail likes the large lantana bush at the front of the house and this time I was ready for him.  I took it from inside the house.  Just pulled up the blinds and took a half dozen shots through the window.  Even then I only got one good shot.  She moved from bloom to bloom so fast, but I managed one last shot before she flew away.  She is really gorgeous with a wingspan of about 4 or 5 inches.

We have quite a number of very pretty yellow butterflies that FLY, FLUTTER and FLOAT throughout the back yard.  They are a very pretty bright yellow though less than half the size of the swallow tail, but I don't think I've ever seen one settle on any thing. 

My mother used to call butterflies 'FLUTTERBIES' so I thought this would be an appropriate word for ABC Wednesday, since they also , FLY, FLIT and FLITTER  as well as FLUTTER. 


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This is my contribution to ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER   F .  We are now in our 15th round of that FABULOUS and FANTASTIC project initiated by Mrs. Nesbitt, and now continued by our  own FAMOUS Roger Owen Green, the "Jeopardy" champion, along with his band of helpers.  Please visit other entries to this FASCINATING  educational and FUN project by clicking HERE. 

16 comments:

Reader Wil said...


these Flutterbees look like fairies in a fantasie.
Have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Ann said...

You caught a good shot--it's really hard to catch these quick beauties. Your Mom's name is the best.
Ann

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Black Jack's Carol said...

Your photo was brilliant, Chris. We get swallowtails here as well, but I haven't managed any shots as fantabulous as that one. As for your mother's word, it brought a great big smile. Just so perfect!

snafu said...

Fantastic picture.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

my butterfly, wait for me don't fly away, Used to teach my students just this line.

snafu said...

PS flutterbies must have been a family word, my dad ( her mum's brother for those who have not guessed we are related )often used the same word.

Roger Owen Green said...

You've done a FINE job with this shot!

ROG, ABCW

mrsnesbitt said...

I thought you would be doing F is for Flamborough! lol!

Denise ABC Team

ChrisJ said...

Denise: Well I would have done, but I thought people might be getting bored with hearing about it aqll the time. I did think about it though!!

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Chris, my daughter and her friends used to call them Flutterbies, too. Of course, Riley (mine) also used to call a skunk a "stunk," which, when you think about it, is apt!

I am also a pastor's wife (although I prefer to say, "my husband is a pastor," hs hs hs, top billing) and am also not a frump. I have mental health issues stemming from DNA and child abuse, and my blog deals with that... and our congregation, for the most part, supports me!

Lovely pic. Great resolution - I can tell you don't post smart phone shots like I do. And the butterfly, along with the bee... both are ground-level "canaries in the coalmine" for our survival as a species. All hail the flutterby! Peace, Amy

diane b said...

Great shot and a beautiful specimen. Always takes lots of shots of moving creatures to get one good one.

photowannabe said...

I'm really impressed with your through the window shot. FANTASTIC!

Hardly any Flutterbys around here. It's so sad. I miss their beauty.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Flutterbies. That would make a great title for a picture book. As a kid a long, long time ago, I used to catch butterflies in the fields around us and keep them in jars with holes. Fed them and watched them.
Take 25 to Hollister

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Flutterbies. That would make a great title for a picture book. As a kid a long, long time ago, I used to catch butterflies in the fields around us and keep them in jars with holes. Fed them and watched them.
Take 25 to Hollister

Nabanita said...

Butterflies or Flutterflies :) always remind me that we can be something so beautiful after even a grueling transformation

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