Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Painted Ladies Migration

       
  Que the music...
                 The Painted Ladies are dancin' in my Utah gardens!





Migrating north from their winter in Mexico...
they're on the lookout for pretty flowers.





And our gardens actually have a few. 

Sipping nectar from the blossoms gives them energy 
on their long flight...





as they make their way across the state, 
 pollinating the orchards as they dance.

This is the beginning of delicious apricots, 
peaches, pears and apples...
Yum!





Think of the delightful conversations 
they must have with their fellow pollinators 
as they pause to bask in the warmth of the sun.

But just for a minute or two...
and then they're off!
What busy lives they lead.




I think they get a thrill 
just dancing through those beautiful blooms...
wouldn't you?





Spring... 
every living creature rejoices!



All content created by Carolyn Bush | Copyright © 2010 - 2014 All Rights Reserved
This Grandmother's Garden | Highland, Utah, USA

23 comments:

  1. This is so pretty! I hope you will share it at my NEW 'Home Sweet Garden' link up party every Tuesday! ♥ Brooke

    This week's party is here... http://nblo.gs/WCW2Q

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    1. Thanks for the info, Brooke. My life is filled to the brim right now. So little time for blogging, I'm missing visiting everyone. I may pop in on occasion. Know that I'm thinking about you!

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  2. A sure sign of spring for you! They are busy, aren't they? I'm fascinated by how quickly they move about and in such a seemingly haphazard way; but they make it to where they're going!

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    1. I share your thoughts, Cat. It's amazing they don't get dizzy!

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  3. stunning Carolyn...as we finally warm we may see butterflies soon

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    1. Warmth will come, Donna. But then like here, it will come and go. Fresh Snow on my Mountain today... and cold. The promise of warm again at the end of the week. Hope the Painted Ladies survive.

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  4. Not so long ago your world was white and now it is so colourful. I always enjoy visiting - you have wonderful way of weaving the words through your photos.

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    1. Thank you... love that you enjoy visiting!

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  5. Nice butterflies, they have very busy life, you're right Carolyn!
    I love your blooming garden, are these viburnum flowers?

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    1. Yes they are... wish they bloomed all summer long.

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  6. All that and no worries whatsoever about crossing the border illegally! Beautiful images, Carolyn.

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    1. You make me smile with your border comment... My daughter is jumping through hoops right now to get her visa. FBI just granted clearance. Visa should come by end of July.

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  7. Gorgeous! I've only seen mourning cloaks so far, but I think I saw a Viceroy out of the corner of my eye yesterday. It's always a special moment when viewing butterflies. Your painted ladies look especially lovely on Lilac and Redbud blooms! Great photos!

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    1. I feel the same about the butterflies gracing our gardens... a blessing!

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  8. It's such a joyful time of year. Each leaf seems to vibrate with the excitement of new life and the promise of the summer to come. Your painted lady dancers are beautiful!

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    1. Your words are beautifully descriptive... isn't Spring wonderful?!

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  9. So pretty! I love when it is warm enough to start seeing all the butterflies! I have just seen a few early ones up here.

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    1. It's been fun to see so many at once . We usually don't get such a splash.

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  10. Oh how wonderful to see the Painted Ladies dancing again? Will you tell them to head to Ohio when they are done? Thank you...

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  11. C'est vrai qu'ils doivent être bien heureux parmi vos jolies fleurs. De très belles photos comme toujours.

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  12. would love to have you link your garden posts to Fishtail Cottage's garden party!!! (Thursdays ~ but I keep the party open thru the weekends) hope to see you! xoxo, tracie

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