Sunday, 30 July 2017

Monarchs, and other flyers

The garden is so lush. The monarch was having a grand time.
 

Here is the monarch in action.

Monarch butterfly from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Then there was bunny, who raced out of the grass. I screamed in surprise.


Our song sparrow. He sings atop the lilac many times a day!
 

I was watching as the cedar waxwings sat atop the same lilac! I love their masks!



Three shots, as the sun and leaves danced in the wind, taken seconds apart. The balloon flower is one of my faves. When my youngest was about 8, we all went to the garden centre. He chose this type of flower.

11 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
these delight all the senses - I swear even the hearing! YAM xx

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I love the picture of the bunny. The ones here aren't nearly afraid enough. It takes quite a bit to chase them off the property. It is nice to see monarchs. I've spotted a couple recently, as well. -Jenn

Cloudia said...

What pleasures, Jenn. Thank you

DUTA said...

How beautiful these butterflies are! I've recently seen a lot of butterflies but only dark brown butterflies (on mountain Vitosha in Bulgaria); no other color.

NatureFootstep said...

you have to love this butterfly. It is so gorgeous. :) To bad we don´t have them. :(

Red said...

We are very dry and stuff is starting to show stress.

Denise inVA said...

Fantastic ! Loved all of these but catching the bunny hopping away was really cute :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful to see monarchs, but oh that bunny steals the show!

William Kendall said...

Great timing photographing that bunny!

Anvilcloud said...

Platycodon. That's what balloon flowers are. When I got interested in gardening about 20 years ago, I tended to learn from books, so I know a few flowers just as well from their Latin names as their common names. Too bad I can't remember what I did yesterday. :)

This comment has little relevance to your post. I just thought I would throw it in there. :)

The Furry Gnome said...

Great picture of the flying bunny!