Thursday, May 29, 2008

Spring Time Means Butterflies, Part III

The monarch awakens from his slumber and dries his wings.

The rare malachite sups by water's edge.  

The tiger swallowtail alights upon a branch.

The cycle begins anew.


Robert A Vollrath said...

I hadn't visited your site in a long time as I'm very busy working on a Project InSECT movie. With all these beautiful butterflies on your blog I had to comment.

I had the pleasure of working in a butterfly exhibit with live butterflies and I always marveled at
these flying works of art.

Your photos are beautiful.

Nana's Quilts said...

Magnificent photos. Wow! Really does look like spring. Wish we had a bit more around here - too much grey, still. Alas!

Miriam's bag is just wonderful, which is why I probably paid too much, but it was a fund raiser, so what the heck. I quite love it.

I'm continuing to make progress in finishing up some of those left-overs in my sewing room. Yeah! I'll keep at it and post photos, so you know I'm not just sitting around. ;->

Good wishes,

Lottery Girl said...

Dear Robert,

Thanks a million for stopping in. The movie sounds very exciting--hope that's fun work for you.

Appreciate the lovely compliment!

Lottery Girl said...

Dear Nana,

I'm so glad you popped in and enjoyed the photos.

I went to the store today to get my stuff for the bags I am going to make, using mostly fabric I already have. We're going to start with crazy quilt bags, as I already had some vests started that I never finished from years ago.

I'll let you know when I have one or two done!

Sarah said...

Dear Stephanie,

_Very_ BEAUTIFUL photographs! Like always. How do you get that near to 'em, to take those?

Lottery Girl said...

Dear Sarah,

Thanks for popping in!

It's surprisingly easy to get close to the butterflies without startling them. Of course, these guys were trapped inside a conservatory, but if you are patient and quiet, they don't seem to mind you getting close. Another secret is to not allow your shadow to fall upon them either.

Thanks for the compliment!


Beth said...

I'm so jealous of your butterfly photos! It's hard to get good ones like that 'cause the critters just won't hold still.

Lottery Girl said...


I would sit and wait and wait and wait, sometimes spending over an hour in one room trying to get photos. I enjoyed every minute of it!