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#95839 Jul 23rd, 2007 at 02:02 PM
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I was out taking pictures the other day and there were 2 yellow tiger swallowtails thorougly enjoying my coneflowers. They even posed for me graciously and allowed me to get some decent shots. It looks like the same butterfly but there really were 2 different ones!

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(and because I cannot decide which pics I like best, I'm sharing them all with you - more in next post!)


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plants 'n pots #95842 Jul 23rd, 2007 at 02:06 PM
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More fun with YTS!

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And on a butterfly bush near the coneflowers!
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plants 'n pots #95844 Jul 23rd, 2007 at 02:09 PM
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clap Nice pictures!
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plants 'n pots #95845 Jul 23rd, 2007 at 02:11 PM
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And... for a nice change of pace... lol thumbup

a black tiger swallow tail on another butterfly bush!
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plants 'n pots #95946 Jul 23rd, 2007 at 07:55 PM
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Beautiful pics Lynne!!!! I love the butterflys with the splash of Blue !!!

That's a lotta butterflys Was that all taken the same day?? We have those butterflys here too It seems they stay still longer than other butterflys thumbup


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angelblossom #95954 Jul 23rd, 2007 at 08:04 PM
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Oh, Lynn, that's so beautiful!


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Thanks Diane and Julianne!

Yes, Diane - they were all taken in about 10 minutes, but those butterflies are here alllllll the time! There was even a monarch on the butterfly bush, but it wouldn't hold still for more than a second, so I couldn't get a picture.


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plants 'n pots #95976 Jul 23rd, 2007 at 08:30 PM
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WOW That's is such a sight to see isn't it!! I have a lot of butterflys on the east side of the yard more so than anywhere but they are always fluttering and seldom land!!


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angelblossom #96124 Jul 24th, 2007 at 06:54 AM
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OHHHHHHHHHHH that's beautiful!! You should make calendar pages with those pics! (Well, I'm a scrapper, and I just think that way.. notme)

In your last pic, with the black butterfly--that looks like a big, blue spruce. We had some baby ones, but a hail storm killed them... boohoo...and we just now got the heart to try again.

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I have a harder time getting the pipevine swallowtail pics than the yellow tiger swallowtails,but they are both still all over the yard.They stay in one area alot too.the hex bed near deck with B&B salvia, orange torch tithonia,zinnias.They are in the hex star bed too on lady in red salvia,but more so in the other bed.I fineally caught a shot of pipevine on figs they are ALL in the fig tree.its a huge bug/insect party.


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