Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Orange Beauties

There were still a lot of Monarch Butterflies fluttering around last week when I spotted these two gathering some nutrients. The weather is really changing now so most of them will have headed south towards Mexico this week!

17 comments:

Andy said...

They have great navigational skills.

Sharon said...

Oh so beautiful! The Desert Botanical Garden will open their butterfly pavilion this weekend and the fall opening always has lots of monarchs. I can't wait to see them.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It’s so great to see healthy monarchs..here’s wishing them luck on their part of the long journey.

William Kendall said...

They certainly are pretty.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It never ceases to amaze me how dramatic the patterns on their wings are Pat. Glad to hear it's cooling down a wee bit ✨

Lois said...

They are so pretty!

Iris Flavia said...

79F today, a wee bit of summer still stays for a mini while.
Cuties they are, though, pretty!

eileeninmd said...

Yay, a twofer! Pretty captures of the Monarchs! Enjoy your day!

bill burke said...

Incredible captures, Pat. The butterflies are gorgeous.

MarkD60 said...

Great shot! What's the life span of a Monarch Butterfly? Do they really fly all the way to Mexico?

Lea said...

Lovely!

boromax said...

Beautifully captured. Monarchs are so incredible - gorgeous and indomitable. We used to see them when they stopped by the sanctuary in Pacific Grove.

Catalyst said...

I was just watching a television program the other day that had a segment about the Monarchs in Michoacan. It's an amazing odyssey.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho, gostei bastante.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

jennyfreckles said...

Such a journey! Mind you, I sometimes think I'd do it myself when I contemplate winter coming along.

Laura. M said...

Me encanta Pat. Buena captura.
Besos.

21 Wits said...

They had been very active around here too, until the week rain that set in. Haven't seen them so much lately. Maybe this weekend?