Peggy C's photos with the North Carolina USA

No passengers . . .

No passengers . . .
I checked -
Same size as the Widow Skimmer -
But -
Coloring is either female or immature male -

This one didn't stay as long as the Widow Skimmer (m) the other day -
Just long enough , though -

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Added on August  8, 2017

Drip drop . . .

Drip drop . . .
On Ms Holly (hock) ..
Said she didn't need a towel .
But, thank you for the offer ..

Overcast and rain all day ..
Guess it's time to sort more ..
Do the External Hard Drive back-up ..

But ..
I'll be visiting y'all !


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Added on August  7, 2017

Now What ?

Now What ?
Have these ' cupcake ' Zinnias -

Thought that chocolate icing would be really nice -

But -
But -

It seems to be gone ~

Now what do I do ?


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Added on August  5, 2017

Four ..

Four ..
Guess 3 out of 4 isn't too bad ..
Zinnia
Yellow False Sunflower
Orange Cosmos

And that tall spiky thing with pink flowers that Pam J reminds me each year what it is ....
Bless her ..
Can hear her sigh ..

It just doesn't have a name that sticks with me..…
Added on August  3, 2017

Zinnias - Skippers

Zinnias - Skippers
Colors and shapes -
Layers of petals -
Zinnias can look like delicate unfolding works of art -
Or -
WHAM .. I'm Here!
Skippers pick different ones or camp out on a favorite -
Balance can be tricky -

But, really guys -
Did you not think I'd be back ?
Unt…
Added on August  2, 2017

Widow Skimmer ..

Widow Skimmer ..
A Lifer for me, though this Skimmer is known to be in North Carolina -
(Libellula luctuosa)

He came floating into the Garden of Surprises -
Definitely surprising me -
Working in the Garden .. all of a sudden, he was there ..
Camera on front porch -
Retri…
Added on July 31, 2017

Shh ... all mine ...

Shh ... all mine ...
Please don't tell the others this flower is here ..
Really do like it ..
Promise if you don't tell ..
I'll find the big butterflies ..
And tell them you are waiting for them ..

You have a deal, Little One


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Added on July 31, 2017

Good gracious, Mz Holly ...

Good gracious, Mz Holly ...
Mz Hollyhock was host to this bee for at least an hour ..
He was there when I went out ..
Still there when I came back in ..
For all I know, he's is there ..
Many hours later ..
Watching him go around ..
Gathering pollen ..
Sometimes in a full circle ..…
Added on July 29, 2017

ETS ..

ETS ..
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly -
Enjoying nectar from Buddleja davidii -

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Added on July 28, 2017

Return visit -

Return visit -
of the Pipevine Swallowtail -
sharing a Zinnina with a Skipper -

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Added on July 28, 2017

Buckeye ..

Buckeye ..
Common Buckeye ..
Tattered and torn ..
Know they can fly with a great deal of wing area missing ..
But, I still want to fix them ~

* PiP *

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Enjoying False Sunflower nectar ..
Added on July 26, 2017

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
flitting visit next door -

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Added on July 24, 2017

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
what a wonderful neighbor -
plants Buddleja for butterflies -

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Added on July 24, 2017

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
he who plants for butterflies -
and me and my camera -
is a wonderful neighbor -

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Added on July 24, 2017

Soft ...

Soft ...
is the sky behind me -
gently does the breeze blow -
my lady is happy -
the butterflies are here -
even if she has to go next door -


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Added on July 25, 2017

The Dance -

The Dance -
- of orange Cosmos petals
- beautiful in all stages
- perhaps this is her Dance of the Day

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''Yes my life is better left to chance
I could have missed the pain but I'd have had to miss the dance ''
- by Tony Arata

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Added on July 23, 2017

You are being watched -

You are being watched -
by a Skipper trying to enjoy nectar left in this Zinnia -
starting at top Left -
ending on the bottom Left -
somewhat disgusted look -
if my 'Skipper-reading' skills are up-to-date -


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Added on July 21, 2017

Winged Wednesday -

Winged Wednesday -
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) -
All of a sudden -- woosh -- it flew in -
Pam J says it is the one that flew over her Pines the other day -
Maybe she is headed back there -

** 4 PiP on left side **

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Added on July 19, 2017