Sunday, July 8, 2012


 Yes, EVEN IN THIS HEAT, there is still something beautiful to get excited about these flowers and a sweet butterfly!  It's so hot here, and just about everywhere else, it seems, that brown seems to be the color of the day.  The grass is brown, the leaves are turning brown and falling off the trees, the birds are looking for water...well, heck, so are we!  We'd love a bit of rain.  There has been some 'around' us, but not here at Bird Nest on the Ground.  A friend of mine emailed and said if it rained, she was going to go out and stand in it.....
ME TOO!!!!!  I'd love to do that, wouldn't you?  This beautiful butterfly doesn't seem to be bothered by the heat and neither do the flowers....although some of them (not in these photos) are getting a little tired.  Everything else around our house is pretty much done.

This little butterfly is so absolutely great....can you see the very tips of his antennae???  Those little white dots.  No way I would see those without benefit of my tiny and CUTE!!!
I intended to post about something entirely different...then the day got away from me and after seeing these in my iPhotos (just taken a few days ago) I thought you might enjoy these and I wouldn't have to 'think' too much.  (I know YOU know what I mean!)  So, enjoy these, please, and stay tuned.  I'll try to post a little quicker next time and show you one of my latest projects.  They are few and far between these days.  Stay cool and safe and take care out there.  pat


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hi Pat
56% of the country is in draught status from mild to extreme so when you talk about the weather, we all know what you are talking about in the USA.

We have been watering like crazy. I hate to lose even one plant, but must admit I have some yellow flowers that I have not been able to keep.

Remember the words to that song...We'll sing in the sunshine...We'll laugh in the raaaain....

Well, here's wishing you a good laugh.
xx, Carol

Christy said...

We're just coming out of a run of 100+ days - about 5 days, I think. Bah-humbug! haha. You keep cool, Pat. The butterfly is beautiful. Nature just keeps on truckin', no matter what!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Pat! I'm so sorry about the heat and lack of rain where you are..we were in the triple digits last week, ugh! We did get some thunderstorms late in the afternoon for a few days but they were kind of scary too! We lost tons of pecan tree limbs. Such wonderful photos and beautiful butterfly!!! You were fortunate that he stayed so still for you ~ thank you always for your visits and especially for your sweet comments, you are precious!!!! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, hugs and love, Dawn

Claudine said...

I have a phobia of butterflies, butterflies and all I do not know why! But it is very beautiful! I really like the warbling of her go away and your photos are really successful.
At the moment France is cut in two and I live in the part where it rains constantly. People moan. Normal for French, is not it? But where the rain is not much damage, nature is beautiful. No butterflies in my little patch of garden, but full of snails! I do not eat them! Big hugs.

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