what's shiny today?
From suburban lawn to backyard homestead...with ducks. A journal by Lori Fontanes
Parks & Gardens in London, the UK & abroad
Gardening on the edge of a cliff
A Writers Journey
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." Cicero
An Englishman and an Italian / English Dictionary
Finding hope in a chaotic world...
Images and stories from my travels and life in the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Where was I? Oh yes...
Spectacular photo! I love the color!
It’s the sort of colour that makes me think of little bridesmaids running around in satin frocks at a summer wedding.
Another beautiful photograph!
Thanks; I took 2 photos of the patterned underside of the wings but neither was in sharp focus so I left them out of the post.
If I saw this butterfly in my garden, I would not think it was at all common! “Satin frocks at a wedding” is exactly right.
Perhaps we should start a campaign to get it renamed!
Lynne – I tell myself I must move on and read other blogs but your photographs are oh so spectacular — I always have to go for one more. I thought the blue butterfly was exclusive to the rain forest in the Amazon. Of course my education was taken from a movie entitled ‘The Blue Butterfly’ I believe. The cinema photography was perfection at its best.
Thank you for your very kind comments about my photographs; this shot of the blue butterfly is one of my favourites. We have seen large numbers of butterflies this summer but I only saw the blue on that one day; this species is much smaller than the one featured in the film (which I have not seen) but I love its delicacy.