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Viceroys

This picture was taken at Lake Bonny Park. We ventured off the trail a bit and I saw these two butterflies fluttering around and land on this high bush/tree. I wish I could’ve caught them both in view. I love the beautiful color. I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by.


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.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

I hope you enjoy the photograph’s that I have selected for this Week’s Photo Challenge: Near and Far.  Both of these were taken at Hollis Garden in Lakeland, FL.  If you are a follower of my blog you will notice that a great deal of my work is inspired by this beautiful garden (in my opinion, a masterpiece) found in the middle of downtown Lakeland, FL.

To find out more or to participate in this week’s challenge, visit The Daily Post at WordPress.com.  Thank you again for stopping by.

Please check out some of the other photograph’s submitted below:

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  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Form Your Troika
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far | Chittle Chattle
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far | Just Snaps
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « « The Great Escape » Life from behind a lens
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | A Little British Pea …
  9. Near and Far | Cardinal Guzman
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « britten
  11. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : NEAR AND FAR « beyond toxicity
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « e-Shibin
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Fenland Photos
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « thegirlinthesunglasses
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  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: NEAR and FAR (With the Wind) « A drifter off to see the world
  17. Travel Challenge; Near and Far « So where’s the snow?
  18. Weekly photo challenge: Near and Far « Connie’s World
  19. WordPress photo Challenge: Near and Far « A year in the Life
  20. Near and Far | Figments of a DuTchess
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  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « wingrish
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  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Rois
  46. Finding Calm « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
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  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far in the Florida Everglades | Ron Mayhew Photography
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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!


Liberty

The Land of Liberty
~ Author Unknown

I love my country’s pine-clad hills,

Her thousand bright and gushing rills,
Her sunshine and her storms;
Her rough and rugged rocks, that rear
Their hoary heads high in the air
In wild, fantastic forms.

I love her rivers, deep and wide,
Those mighty streams that seaward glide
To seek the ocean’s breast;
Her smiling fields, her pleasant vales,
Her shady dells, her flow’ry dales,
The haunts of peaceful rest.

I love her forests, dark and lone,
For there the wild bird’s merry tone
I hear from morn till night;
And there are lovelier flowers, I ween,
Than e’er in Eastern lands were seen,
In varied colors bright.

Her forests and her valleys fair,
Her flowers that scent the morning air–
All have their charms for me;
But more I love my country’s name,
Those words that echo deathless fame,
“The Land of Liberty.”


Sunday Post: Reflection

Downtown Lakeland, FL – South Florida Ave.

Please visit Jake Sprinter’s, Sunday Post to find out more and to view some beautiful photo’s from other bloggers.  I hope you enjoy and thank you for stopping by!


Melon

I took this picture that is located close to Hollis Garden and Lake Mirror outside a restaurant called, The Garden Bistro. They have several different varieties of roses that are gorgeous. This one is perfect for Summer! I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by!


Historic

Historic Federal Building, downtown, Lakeland, Florida. This building was built between 1917 to 1919 and used as the Post Office in Lakeland until 1963. In 1963, it started housing other governmental agencies. It appears to be vacant at this time. I hope you enjoy and thank you for stopping by.


Sunday Post: From a Distance

This weeks entry for the Sunday Post was taken downtown Lakeland, Florida.  I saw this gentleman riding his bike across the street from where I was standing.  It appears from the picture that he might be homeless and possibly a former member of the United States Military.  To enjoy more entries or participate, click here!  Thanks for viewing and stopping by!