Monday, August 31, 2009

Goodbye August

I walked about the yard.
I said my goodbye to August.

The mums along the back walk are budding.


The pot of mums on the porch
are beginning to bloom.


The Dogwoods are begining to blush.


A Red Spotted Purple came looking for rotting fruit.
A Tawny Emperor dried her wings.


Skipper seem to enjoy each other's company.


This female Cloudless Sulphur

seemed to be looking for a host plant to lay her eggs.


Lady Beetles are keeping the Goldenrod clear of aphids.


Goodbye August.

Hello September.

28 comments:

JC said...

Cool Flutterbye Photos ...

I didn't see as many of them visiting my butterfly bush this year ... as I have in the past

I don't want to say goodbye to Summer but today is indeed a Fall one ..

Becky said...

Sweet

Mara said...

I haven't been here for a while, but those are great photos to wave goodbye to August!

Cathy said...

Excellent Photos and good riddence to august!

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Ann said...

I love that chrysanthemum, I didn't know until I was an adult that the Buddhist use them as a form of worship to their God on Mondays and Wednesday. I bought them for their beauty and the vender asked why I bought them on a Tuesday.

marmee said...

sherry,
your captures are stunning! i just want to sit and breathe each one in...like a painting in a museum. i will have to share this post with abbey since we are studying so many of these beauties and she will be amazed by the clarity of each one. so happy to walk with you saying goodbye to august.
lovely september.

Janie said...

Beautiful butterflies and mums. What a great way to greet September.

TC said...

It's so sad that summer's coming to an end. I haven't taken to these northeast winters very well. Even after 18 of them!

Judy said...

simply glorious photos, as ever!! i love all the tiny details that become apparent in your macro shots!

A wildlife gardener said...

You and I are on the same wavelength this time...:)

I adore butterflies...and the little ladybird too :)

Come and see...

http://ourlittlecornerofparadise.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-post.html

hip chick said...

Oh my word what beautiful photo's. You have captured everything so very nicely.

Ann said...

Thanks for comment about numbers and cars. There are two more numbers. If you are a Chinese, you avoid number 4 like the plague. 4 sounds like dying, My sister paid $100 to get any number but 4.

Number 3 sounds like life, so it is a good number. It is like an auction, the highest bidder gets the number.

If you see in the US, a personalised number 8, chances are the car belongs to a Chinese.

We were lucky, Sibu the town I was born, was sort of founded by Roman catholic priests and Methodist pastors from US, at that time, there was less of this mumble jumble.

My younger sister did bid for 899, it was for nostalgia reasons. I think, one of my bro in Australia also did that.

By the way, I am with the Reduce Footprints, the challenge is growing in the fall. Do you grow in the fall? Here, it gets too cold.

Cheers,

Ann

I am on vacation, plenty of time for walks and blogs.

Talking To My Soul said...

Always wonderful to be here though of late I have not been regular. Always refreshing, Sherry.

Great pictures. Loved them.

*smiles*

Terra said...

These are wonderful photos of your pretty mums and the butterflies.
Goodbye August and hello September.

Life with Kaishon said...

These pictures are stunning. I love them so much!

Jama said...

The photos here are so stunning, and my most favorite is of the ladybug.

bARE-eYED sUN said...

cool in the extreme. luvitt!

:-)

thank you for your lovely post.

..
.ero

Irene said...

The ladybug is so pretty.

Reader Wil said...

How beautiful, Sherry! Stunning photos of the mums! And the butterflies are brilliant too!

BrainWorker said...

Beautiful :-)

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

This is just fabulous photography, indeed!

Photos from Kas Plateau

Wendy said...

These are glorious photos, Sherry!

Married to Singaporean said...

Beautiful photos, especially the butterflies. Chrysanthemum is so pretty too through your camera though I often see them sold in the market here, just never realized its beauty.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Great photos! Love the orange........

Tash said...

My gosh, one image is more stunning that the other. wonderful treat

zanetta said...

What beautiful Photographs

A wildlife gardener said...

WG here...just to say I hope you are well...xxx

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.