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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spring Butterflies

The neighbor's pear tree is in full bloom here in New Braunfels, TX
and it is a magnet for butterflies.

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Spicebush Swallowtail (Pterourus troilus)

Spicebush Swallowtail (Pterourus troilus)

Proof to all my northern friends that
spring is on it's way!!



18 comments:

Linda Reeder said...

Oh, that blue one is a beauty! What a lovely post to brighten up a gray, rainy day.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful butterflies, and wonderful wonderful blossoms!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Just Ramblin' said...

How fun to see trees in blossom instead of covered with snow! I love the butterflies especially the blue one. Don't recall ever seeing a blue one around here. Thanks for brightening an otherwise cloudy, dismal day with your pictures. Nola

Azhita said...

Beautiful pictures Karen! Sigh...I WISH we had that happening around here. Still trying to be winter right now. :(

Dallas

john bord said...

Yep, they do work their way north bringing the warm air with them. It will be a few more weeks here, had a nice snow yesterday and was 20 degrees the morning. So I will put on my patience hat and wait for you to send a few butterflies on north.

texwisgirl said...

We've got the blooming trees and the bees. Butterflies are not quite as numerous here yet. But if the temps stabilize, I'm sure they'll come out in droves!

Lois Evensen said...

Thank you for giving us a preview! We are so looking forward to Spring up here in Ohio. :))

Kathiesbirds said...

Very encouraging!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

At last, signs of spring :) Beautiful butterflies.

Linda said...

Gorgeous blooms and butterflies. You can't have a much nice view of spring on the way. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

One Day In May, Creations by Melissa Grant said...

Just beautiful photos Karen... feeling all inspired to design something called "Butterflies in the Blossom" :) ~ Melissa

Stephanie said...

Longing to see butterflies! Thank you for giving us hope that Spring is right around the corner, well after a couple more snows!

Bob Bushell said...

Do you know what their names, the butterflies, I think that I know them, but I meet someone has better knowledge than me.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Karen,
Thank you for stopping by to visit. Your photos are wonderful! How gorgeous are those blossoms and butterflies! Spring is on its way but it still looks much like Winter outside my window. We haven't had any accumulation of snow lately though so that's a good sign!

Blessings,
Sandi

Frank said...

Well Karen, aren't you the lucky one ... butterflies and blossom. We have seen a few active bees in the last few days but still waiting for the first flutter to appear. FAB.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Karen: Send those beauties up north, oh wait, we are to get 12" of snow tonight.

Marvin said...

A beautiful introduction to spring. Here in the Ozarks, we are getting so close, but still need a little while longer before we'll have the blooms to support a large selection of butterflies.

Rambling Woods said...

How lovely to see a monarch..I wonder if I will see any this season. I hope so...Michelle