Tuesday, 9 September 2014
This lovely visitor to my Zinnias gave me an idea for a post today. This is a Red Admiral, or Red Admirable, as it apparently first was called. I was puttering outside when I saw it alight and I ran in to get my camera. At first I stayed a few feet away and took a picture, then I got bolder and came right close as you can see from the second pic.
I wonder if I've shared my Butterfly collection before. I don't think I have. This cupboard is in the sunroom but NOT in the sunshine since that is the one thing that will fade the colours. On the very top is a collection of local butterflies I made years ago. On the bottom shelf, the green one on the left is from New Guinea and the two on the right of that shelf are from China and Peru. This was my first set of Butterflies gifted to me by my youngest son. Since then I have added many more.
This is not a good pic of this pretty green one from Sulawesi ( I think that's what is written on the back.) Each framed butterfly comes with a certificate pasted on the back which identifies it and also assures that none of them were taken from the wild. They are raised in "Butterfly Farms". Can you imagine these big butterflies flying around you?
Of course that started me on yet another collection. The oval plates that they are resting on have colourful Moth motifs. Those were a gift from one of my daughters, as was the metal Dragonfly hanging behind.
Thanks for popping by today. As usual I love to have you comment so I know you were here.