Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday: Balcony Butterfly

Outdoor Wednesday is hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. To see many, many more outdoor photos or to post some of your own, please visit her blog.

This photo is from a few weeks back. One afternoon last month, this gorgeous butterfly suddenly and unaccountably attached itself to the underside of our balcony railing and just sat there for a while. Stayed long enough for me to run inside, get the camera, come back outside and snap its photo before it fluttered off. Hard to tell from the shot, but it was a huge critter – about as big as my hand.
I know for all you people with yards and gardens this doesn't seem so special, but for us high-rise dwellers, it's pretty unique! Also reminds me of the summer that just fluttered its way out of here this week.

9 comments:

  1. It is so great tht sometimes you get such a special chance for a photo'Have a nice day

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  2. you have an excellent eye to capture this beauty.

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  3. I've never seen such a large butterfly! I live on the edge of town too. Wow, great shot. Thanks for sharing. Mumzie

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  4. I think to see a butterfly anywhere is special. I do not live in a high rise, and have had very few. I enjoy seeing them, but guess they do not like Texas.

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  5. I'm glad the butterfly stopped by for a visit and that you were able to get this picture!

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  6. What a wonderful surprise visitor. More amazing still is that he stayed long enough to be photographer :-).
    Have a great day.

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  7. Great shot! I love butterflies and when I went to Sawgrass I tried getting a picture of them, but they did not settle in one place long enough!

    Thank you for sharing!

    ~ Tracy

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  8. What a treat that is! I have a garden with plenty of flowers, but I didn't get a visitor that beautiful this year. Great job getting a picture of it. Sometimes I am afraid to run inside and get my camera because I haven't taken in the moment. Sounds like you had time to do both. I enjoyed seeing your blog.

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  9. So glad you got to see such a marvelous creature.
    Big as your hand!
    I've never seen one so big.
    Maybe too much competition for food in the country. =0)

    I would say you got a lot done this week. Cleaned your whole house?

    That's a Get R Done if i ever saw one.
    take pics next time and join in. =0)
    blessings and thanks for coming by

    barbara jean

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