PHOTO FRIDAY 31 – Butterflies

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You know the saying: If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.

I freaking love nature! And science. Do you ever stop and wonder how things work or why are we here? How perfectly in sync things seem to be. And how you can’t go against nature. After some research, we did everything to attract more butterflies to our backyard. In addition to our viburnum shrubs, butterfly, and lilac bushes, we planted cornflower, lavender, sage, more daylilies, and whatnot. I even made a butterfly feeder with some rotten fruit floating in the water. YUCK!

And then finally earlier this summer we had more than one stray butterfly. Not only did they fly around our yard in pairs, which I never saw before, there were three different kinds. YAY, the hard work paid off! Except…the caterpillars ruined the leaves of my still tender fruit trees. How do I get rid of them now?  I freaking love nature.

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Just living isn’t enough, said the butterfly, one must also have freedom, sunshine, and a little flower.

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16 Comment

  1. Reply
    Mrs. A.
    September 17, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Your photography is stunning!

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      Jas
      September 18, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Thank you so much! I still have tons to learn 🙂

  2. Reply
    Raquel
    August 31, 2016 at 4:59 am

    me encantan las mariposas, y estas fotos son geniales.. enhorabuena…
    Saludos

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 31, 2016 at 8:19 am

      Muchas gracias 🙂

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    ARTantana
    August 30, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Such a lovely post of these beauties!! I too am a nature freak and love to be amidst nature…drug for me soul 🙂
    Greetings from Dubai and have a great day!
    Shantana

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      Jas
      August 31, 2016 at 9:33 am

      Thank you, Shantana! Wow, Dubai! It’s on my bucket list 😀 Wishing you an amazing day!

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    Neesie
    August 18, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Brilliant collection of photographs Jas,
    Gorgeous summery images, especially as quite a few of our flowers haven’t bloomed yet. Bonnie Scotland hasn’t had the best of summers this year. Thanks for sharing 😀

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      Jas
      August 19, 2016 at 9:33 am

      Thank you, Neesie! I’ll ship you some of our very hot summer in exchange for your gorgeous scenery 🙂 Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!!!

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    Freda
    August 16, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Beautiful butterflies!!!
    Freda recently posted…Shelter Under A TreeMy Profile

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      Jas
      August 16, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      Thank you, Freda! 🙂

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    Ann
    August 13, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Lovely, lovely picture. What a coincidence though…we just got back from a butterfly garden at the zoo and I was in awe of the caterpillars and beautiful butterflies. Then I read your post. F.r.e.a.k.y.
    **Muaacks**

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      allthatsjas
      August 14, 2016 at 10:47 am

      Ha ha! I guess you can’t have it all. Pick your battles, right? XOXO

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    Mary-the boondocks blog
    August 13, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Jas, I have to be honest the hardest thing for me to photograph is moving objects, as in butterflies that won’t sit still or pose for a photo. Respect for you, I know these are so hard to snap.

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      allthatsjas
      August 14, 2016 at 10:48 am

      Thank you, Mary, so much! You’re absolutely right, they don’t cooperate 😀

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    Jasna
    August 12, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Awesome photos Jas…Have a good weekend!

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      allthatsjas
      August 14, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Thanks, Jasna! Hope your weekend is amazing! 🙂

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