Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Some butterflies common in South Eastern Pennsylvania.
These I took recently in the backyard and also the meadow at the barn which has thousands of butterflies.

Above is a Pearl Crescent (I think).
Two Orange Sulfurs dance in the meadow below.

Common Buckeye above.
Meadow Fritillary below.

A beautiful Monarch on my zinnia.

This one below looks like a type of cabbage butterfly.

Silver Spotted Skipper

Another pretty Monarch...

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

My daughter, Zoe, hunting for butterflies.


Spiritartartist said...

A W E S O M E shots ! LOVE the Dancing Butterflies!! And the shots of Zoe are PRECIOUS! - 5*'s and a big thumbs up from me, Jen!

Studio at the Farm said...

Wonderful post, Jen. I totally agree with Sandy.

Robin Larkspur said...

Beautiful flutter-bys! We have had some unusual ones on the zinnias this year. Wish I knew their names. Zoe looks so sweet in amongst the flowers!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I never tire of looking at butterflies. What beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them all. We get many of the same winged visitors here in Connecticut, too. :)