Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Can You Guess What This Is?

Is it a handcrafted needle-point tapestry?

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Just look at these textures! What (or who) do you think this is?

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Did you guess a bee?

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Did you guess a butterfly?

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Did you guess the eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly?

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I was so thrilled to see this fluttering beauty today. It's only the 2nd butterfly I've seen so far this year. Perhaps more are on their way now. Have you seen many butterflies so far this year?

--Today I am thankful for nature's tapestries.

29 comments:

  1. Great photos! Beaufiful butterfly.

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  2. gosh, you got me! I didn't realise that it is a butterfly. Good shots!!!

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  3. Hi Jan~~ I never would have guessed a butterfly from that first photo. What an amazing camera you must have. It looks like it's having a sip of nectar from an agastache blossom.

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  4. I've seen them more and more thank goodness. Many of us were beginning to worry. They are such a gift and you have captured them grandly. Love those close-ups.

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  5. My guess looking at the first photo was orange-winged blackbird. At least I was right that it had wings. Only 1 butterfly spotted so far in our yard. How lucky of you to get a photo of the Tiger Swallowtail.

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  6. Wow Jan, that is some kind of macro setting on your camera!! Great pictures.

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  7. Hi, Jan,
    I've seen several butterflies this year, but I'm not as clever at photographing them. Beautiful!
    Pam

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  8. Jan- your camera can capture some amazing detail! Beautiful photos, all of them:-D

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  9. I love the macros, and I did guess a butterfly! :)

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  10. Good heavens, Jan! You got right up in that butterfly didn't you? Great shot! I didn't have any idea at all what it was.--Randy

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  11. Love the close-up photos. Wish we could see the lovely details with our naked eye. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Very detailed! Great photos. So few butterflies this year... could it be the cool weather and rain?

    Cameron

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  13. I wasn't able to guess. What great pictures. It seems like we've had fewer butterflies here too.

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  14. Great pictures Jan! I guessed butterfly from the first picture.

    We have a lot of Swallowtails around this year. They are such a delight to watch.

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  15. Hi Jan, I don't know if we've ever seen a butterfly in our young yard. I think I have a few plants that they like, though eventually I'll have to try harder to attract them.

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  16. Dear Jan,
    I love your blog & look forward to learning more about it and your photography. Really superb. My husband's family was in Virginia for a few years when he was little. It sounds so beautiful. Linda

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  17. What fun. Great photos. I have not seen very many butterflies at all this summer so far, and what worries me more is that I have only saw a few honey bees.

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  18. Great photos!

    We have seen about a half dozen this year. Not enough hot days for them here this summer, I suspect.

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  19. I'm so jealous. I haven't been able to photograph one of these yet. Thanks for sharing your pic.

    MrBrownThumb

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  20. Oh my Goodness!! That is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    I've seen quite a few butterflies in my yard :-)

    Michelle

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  21. Excellent and very clever~~gail

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  22. I didn't see too many butterlflies in my garden yet. However, we could admire lots of interesting ones at a butterfly exhibition at Lewis Ginter a couple days ago. I always find them fascinating.

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  23. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Margaret

    http://howtomakecompost.info

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  24. The first picture had me completely fooled. Although there are plenty of bees around here we seem to have very few butterflies. Hopefully things will improve as they are lovely creatures.

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  25. Beautiful! Love the middle photo....

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  26. Jan I have got behind with blogging but this was a lovely post and such great photos.

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  27. That is a real close up, MB

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  28. FANTASTIC photos Jan! I've hardly seen any butterflies this summer. I'm so glad you're staying on with Blotanical too. I haven't been by in a while so I just caught up on your posts. It's so easy to get caught up in the Internet and let it consume hours of your day. I think it's a fine line to know how much time to devote to blogging, commenting, etc. I struggle with it too so don't feel alone. Do what works for you and visit when you can. I hope you & your son both fully recover from Lyme disease too. What a time you've had.

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  29. Fun idea--Love the guessing game!
    I've enjoyed looking at your site and other posts--great site, beautiful photos!

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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