Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday


From out of the deep, dark recesses of my archives comes this photo I took several years ago.  Small butterflies had found an old baseball next to our garage.  They took advantage of the soft resting place and stayed in this cluster for several hours.

A bright spot of sunshine on a very cold winter day.


39 comments:

  1. Oh I love this they must have really liked that spot:) B

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  2. Very unusual. Glad you found this one again and shared with us.

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  3. Morning Michelle, well, how neat is that, so pretty....Blessings Francine.

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  4. At first glance I thought it was a plant of some kind- how neat!

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  5. This is terrific -- on a winter day or otherwise. Amazing how many gathered on that small sphere. Isn't nature clever?

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  6. that is a very cool photo...award winning I'd say!

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  7. I needed some sunshine today, thank you.

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  8. What a gorgeous photo -- the light on the green wings is so luminescent. -- barbara

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  9. How intriguing--I wonder what they liked about it. And I'm glad to see your bees are still healthy. Larry tapped on our hive a few days ago and got a good angry buzz so I think ours are still okay. We seem to lose them in early March for some reason so this year we're watching more closely to be sure they have enough food. We also stacked bales of hay around the hive to keep them warmer.

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  10. Very interesting! You took a very unusual photograph of butterflies. Who'd have thought butterflies would find a baseball as a resting place.

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  11. I wonder what they are talking about......

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  12. so pretty. usually i see them clustered on poop. :(

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  13. Quite original and very, very nice!

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  14. What a neat photo! It took me a minute to realize what it was haha!

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  15. Thank you for sharing such a unique photo. It's beautiful.
    Blessings,
    Betsy
    Http://www.betsy-thesimplelifeofaqueen.blogspot.com

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  16. At first glance, I thought that they were shamrocks...very interesting indeed. xo

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  17. What a great picture!! Stay warm!!!

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  18. Hah! What a clever find. I wonder what attracted them to the baseball.

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  19. I had to look twice at that.. at first I thought it was clover!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  20. I love this photo.. So unique and so pretty.

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  21. At the annual butterfly mensa convention, of course. You could say that these were really on the ball !

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  22. What an interesting photo. I love the texture of the ball and the detail on their wings is awesome. What a fun find, thanks for sharing! It will be warm again before we know it, hang in there friend...

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  23. I wonder what they liked about the ball.

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  24. Lovely pic. You know, if we can't get any snow (and I mean enough on which you can sled) I am ready for spring to hurry up and get here.

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  25. So Pretty! Always nice when you are in the right place to catch some an amazing site!

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  26. Beautiful. I wonder if they were feeding on something...love seeing nature merge with the physical world.....

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  27. That is such a beautiful picture. I noticed that the green butterflies surrounded the butterfly with the yellow wings edged in black. I wonder if there was any significance in that.

    By the way, does anyone know the name of those butterflies.

    Lowell

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  28. Wow! This is pretty interesting! Any particular reason why they like sitting on the baseball? Lovely capture. Have a happy weekend Michelle :)

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  29. Beautiful!!! A great photo!!

    ~shoes~

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  30. that is an awesome photo...baseball and butterflies...screams SPRING...

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  31. They're pretty. I've never seen them in that color.

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