Monday, August 23, 2010

Too many butterflies...

Garden question of the day: is it possible to have too many butterflies?

This morning as I was walking back toward the house after taking care of my chickens, I noticed the butterflies on the clump of volunteer sunflowers.

There were 3 butterflies on one sunflower!

So. of course, I dashed into the house for my camera.

They are so beautiful. So intricate. So delicate. And it's nice they are willing to share.

While I was taking these pictures, there were 5 different swallowtails enjoying the clump of sunflowers.

And I never get tired of watching them. Aren't they amazing?

Well, is it possible to have too many butterflies? I think not. What do you think?

Have a beautiful day!


Julie said...


Carol said...

One can never have too many butterflies ... me thinks. How delightful to have so many enjoying your sunflowers!! Great captures of the Tiger Swallowtails. It must have felt magical to stand there so close to them all along with the beauty of your sunflower. ;>))

Ruth said...

Hi, Carol! Thanks for stopping by! :) I really do enjoy all the butterflies in my garden. I love it when I can get close to them, but I have to confess that I took these pictures with the zoom on my camera. :)

Ruth said...

Julie - :)