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Sunday Post: Simplicity

This is my selection for today’s Sunday Post: Simplicity.

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To join the challenge:  Jake Sprinter’s–Sunday Post:  Simplicity


More White Peacock’s


More Gulf Fritillaries


Gulf Fritillary

“The little caterpillar creeps

Awhile before in silk it sleeps.

It sleeps awhile before it flies,

And flies awhile before it dies,

And that’s the end of three good tries.”

~David McCord

“The Gulf Fritillary is named after the colorful, orange-red fritillary flower.”

“The reference to the Gulf is due to the fact that this species is common in the states around the Gulf of Mexico.”

“The Gulf Fritillary is a Native of Florida.  They fly year round in southern Florida and recolonizes in northern Florida after cold winters.”

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.

Reference

Emmel, T.C., & Kenney, B. (1997).  Florida’s Fabulous Butterflies. Tampa:  World Publications.


Polydamas Swallowtail

I hope you enjoy these pictures.  This was a very challenging butterfly to capture.  They flutter their wings so fast it can be difficult to capture.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

The theme for this Week’s Photo Challenge is:  Free Spirit.

Please visit the daily post to find out more about the Weekly Photo Challenge.  Click on the links below to see some amazing photo’s from other bloggers!  I hope you enjoy and thank you for stopping by!

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit(s) « « The Great Escape » Life from behind a lens
  2. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : FREE SPIRIT « beyond toxicity
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit – Joy and Woe
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Lonely Travelog
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Flickr Comments
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Express with Photos
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit | Just Snaps
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | My Sardinian Life | La Mia Vita Sarda
  9. Free Spirit « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « miljoanne
  11. Travel Challenge; Free Spirit « So where’s the snow?
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Mondrak’s Blog
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirits in Amsterdam « What’s (in) the picture?
  15. Free Spirit « the thirdeyeworld
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « e-Shibin
  17. El espíritu libre de las mariposas « La Mandraka
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Wind Against Current
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit | Chittle Chattle
  20. The free spirit of me | thirdeyemom
  21. Lazy waters « Detours by Deepali
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit « My 2012 Photo Challenge
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | acieartikulasi
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Efrata Denny Saputra Yunus
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit « mtlawleyshire
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Cee’s Life Photography Blog
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Flying South for the Winter
  28. Weekly photo challenge free spirit « Skaperen
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit | Just Sara
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Disorderly Chickadee
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit | Min lite av varje
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Wanderings of an Elusive Mind
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Even A Girl Like Me
  34. Muffins and BBs | Lovin the Trip
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « A Happy and Beautiful World
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Figments of a DuTchess
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Lola Jane’s World
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | melvinfancypants
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Serendipity
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « It’s Just Me
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « The White Pumpkin Light
  42. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « A year in the Life
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge : Free Spirit « Les Petits Pas de Juls
  44. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FREE SPIRIT « mywordwall
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Chronicles of Illusions
  46. Struggling with Project 365 « Designs by Monzie
  47. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Local Nomad
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Piglet in Portugal
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Last Train to QVille
  50. Weekly photo challenge: Free Spirit « Connie’s World
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Nizy’s Life Compendium
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | a hectic life
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Mike Hardisty Photography
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Healthcare Updates
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: free spirit « Movin’ on
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Wilderness Escapades
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Sin Polaris
  58. Free Spirit: Weekly Photo Challenge | Four Deer Oak
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | travels with toby
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Carra Design
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Gobetween Flames
  62. Dreaming (aka Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit) | One Not Alone.
  63. A Spirit Free to Soar | Beyond the Brush
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit « Tacts Blog
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Pictures for Froghopper
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « wingrish
  67. Spirit – free or not free? « elspethc
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | perceptionsofareluctanthomemaker
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Grandmother Musings
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Bams’ Blog
  71. Jinan Daily Photo
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition
  73. Weekly Photo Challenge: FREE SPIRIT (The Smiles of Children) « A drifter off to see the world
  74. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FREE SPIRIT | Project 365 Challenge in 2012
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « A Little British Pea …
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Lucid Gypsy
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Ruth E Hendricks Photography
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit… | Mirth and Motivation
  79. Free Spirit | Summerfield84’s English blog
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit | a weirder fetish
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Fenland Photos
  82. Challenge de la semaine – Esprit libre « Paris en photographies
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Insanity at its best!
  84. To define is to limit…Free spirit, Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge |
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | blueberriejournal
  86. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « MaanKind
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Beijing Daily Photo 2
  88. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « matt_pic’s
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge:Free Spirit | Colline’s Blog
  90. WordPress – Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit « The Best Years Are…
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  93. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « The Accidental Kansan
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  95. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit of Jerusalem | Cardinal Guzman
  96. SITTING AND THINKING ABOUT FREE SPIRITS « 2012 – ON THE BENCH
  97. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Photography Journal Blog
  98. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Mezzaphonically Speaking
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  100. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Monochrome

White Peacock


Dazzle me with Orange

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I hope you enjoy these pictures of this Monarch butterfly I was so fortunate to capture at Hollis Garden in Lakeland, FL.  Monarch butterflies are my favorite.  You can distinguish a monarch from a viceroy by the two black dots on the lower wing and the lighter underside.  I must admit it was definitely challenging and took quite a bit of time.  Thank you for viewing and stopping by.


Ceraunus Blue

At first glance I was not sure what type of butterfly this was. When I looked it up, a tear came to my eyes because it appears to be a Miami Blue Butterfly. In April of this year, Miami Blues were put on the endangered species list. I have contacted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to inquire and confirm. The USFWS has confirmed that it is not a Miami Blue, it is a Ceraunus Blue. The USFWS was kind enough to provide a key of the differences and traits of similar butterflies in Florida. If you are interested, I have attached for your review. Thanks for stopping by and viewing!

Here is a short video about the Miami Blue Butterfly.  It is worth the few minutes 🙂

 


FREEDOM

Spicebush Swallowtail: Photo taken in Lakeland, FL in July 2012. My heart was beating what seemed a million miles per second when I saw this raving beauty fluttering around without a care in the world. It seems a butterflies job is to create beauty in the world, and if you really observe, to make us humans realize how free we really are.  It’s the internal freedom that I strive for!  I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. Thank you for stopping by!

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