Pam J

Pam J

Posted on 10/11/2015


Photo taken on October 10, 2015


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Monarch Saturday ! ~ Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)10-10-2015

Monarch Saturday ! ~ Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)10-10-2015
There were 16 beautiful Monarchs in prime condition migration through here today. Many stopped and fed all day and 6 were feeding right till dusk. They will have roosted close-by .

It never less than pure joy to see these butterflies.

I took around 150 photos and some video !

micritter, Matthieu, Helena Ferreira, Tim Hanko and 17 other people have particularly liked this photo


22 comments - The latest ones
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful shot.
2 years ago.
Pam J has replied to Don Sutherland
Thankyou Don !
2 years ago.
Christiane
Christiane
Wonderful close up !
2 years ago.
Pam J has replied to Christiane
Thankyou Christiane !
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Fantastic shot!

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2 years ago.
Pam J has replied to William Sutherland
Thankyou William !
2 years ago.
Pam J has replied to DinosaursAreNotDead
Thankyou Dino !
2 years ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Great detail!
2 years ago.
Pam J has replied to Dick M
Thankyou Dick !
2 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
splendid series
2 years ago.
Pam J has replied to Annemarie
Thankyou Annemarie
2 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
This shot really brings out the rich color of the monarch. Beautiful, indeed.
2 years ago.
Pam J has replied to Dave Linscheid
Thankyou Dave !
2 years ago.
Heidiho
Heidiho
Incredible.
You are a lucky woman ... to enjoy all this in your garden.
2 years ago.
Pam J has replied to Heidiho
Thankyou Heidi !

I am lucky yes.. but I will re-post what I wrote to someone yesterday

What no-one sees is this is a very rural rough 2 acres... planned gardening doesnt work at all... you just go with the wild stuff.... These False Sunflowers survive heat and drought.... I dont use ANY chemicals... I slog to just keep a little of the wild side away... I value the wildlife.. and I have increased the bird and butterfly species (48 bird species and 42 Butterfly species) by trying to husband the land responsibly.

It comes at the cost of never ever being easy... and I am getting older and the arthritis etc is worsening. I have more than I can really cope with... but... this is what pertains to be my almost sanity. Its the only way I can stay living in this country.


We have temps here in Summer up to 120F (49 to 50C) .. winters arent bad... lowest I have seen is -15F (-27C)... but we have damaging ice storms.... and then this is also Tornado Alley.

What I show here ... are the compensations.....
2 years ago.
Evangrek63
Evangrek63
extraaa
2 years ago.
Pam J has replied to Evangrek63
Thankyou Evan !
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
We have seen so little butterfly action this year. I am certain enjoying your photos. I'm not certain that I could enjoy your weather, though.
2 years ago.
Pam J has replied to Esther
Thankyou Esther !

The past two years have been sparse too
2 years ago.
Béatrice
Béatrice
Beau reportage sur ces magnifiques animaux !
2 years ago.
Pam J has replied to Béatrice
Merci Béatrice !
2 years ago.