When we got up by where they were, I was the one to find the wildflower in question:
|"They're right here, Mom!"|
Who's the mighty (wildflower) hunter?!? That's right - me! Ha roo!
Here's a shot of the bract:
Here's a shot of the bract:
Mom also needed to shoot the leaves - I jumped in there so she'd have a lighter background and ... err ... more contrast. You know, so you can see the leaves better.
Seriously. You can see the leaves much better with me in there.
When I cleared out, this guy moved in:
Or maybe he was in there all along and that's why Mom suggested I get my snooter out of there.
I have to say, he was a pretty cool guy. (You could even say he was "the bees knees" ... but I probably shouldn't be so pun-ny on a Monday, should I?)
After admiring him for a while, something across the way caught my eye!
|"Mom! Check this out!"|
At first, Mom thought I was just admiring some thistle flowers, but then she zoomed in and saw what I did! Check it out!
|For the record, I had nothing to do with that notch in the butterfly's wing|
You have the most beautiful hunting trips. That butterfly was stunning, even with a part of it's wing missing. It reminded my MOM of something one of her kids said one time that has stuck with her ever since (for the record my MOM does not have her own children, just has had 100's of them over the years of working with youth at church). Any way this wise beautiful girl said, "Butterfly's are courageous". I like that. Have a beautiful day.ReplyDelete
Great hunting trip Zim. We loved the beautiful butterfly. Have a lovely Monday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
You have the most awesome adventures Zim!!! Those were great finds - though we suggest you avoid the bee - mom says they sting (ouchie).ReplyDelete
So beautiful. Your mom should teach a class on how to photograph while holding a leash.ReplyDelete
So what was the yellow flower? THe leaves almost look like dandelion leaves.ReplyDelete
Glad the bee was friendly!!!
You have such a beautiful place to take nature walks.
Drools and licks,
Minnie, Mack and foster Mario
Good work as always, Zim. Thanks for sharing your flowers and butterfly with us.ReplyDelete
Those photos are beautiful Zim! Our mommy can't figure out how your mom gets such great photos while being leashed to you but you must not move as much as our sisfur Sadie did. She was always on the move!ReplyDelete
Oh my, Zim! You're not just handsome, you're a fierce safari hunter too. Be still my heart!ReplyDelete
Wow, what beautiful photo's you have taken. It looks like you have wonderful weather there. It's really cold, wet and windy here in the UK......again :)xxReplyDelete
My mom was moaning and groaning about her little camera after she saw how great your moms pictures are...i think there great cos your in them!ReplyDelete
These shots are just absolutely amazing! I just don't know how your mom does it. I am still playing with my new phone and the apps she suggested.ReplyDelete
Most importantly, as promised, we got you something special. You got THE award. Go pick it up from our blog. Make us happy, write us a story or two :)
What a great trip Zimmie!ReplyDelete
OMD the pics of the Butterfly on the Thistle Blossoms is just LOVELY.ReplyDelete
your sunflower safari posts leave us with a certain Beach Boys song going through our heads, only with slightly different lyrics :DReplyDelete
you know, Zim, there are pups trained to sniff out and find certain plants - that could be you! we love sunflowers! thanks for taking us on safari with you! and the bugs, what cat could ask for more?!? the thistle sure is pretty considering its a weed ;/
Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie
It was a super Sunflower Safari...II!ReplyDelete
I loved it!
Kisses and hugs
Thanks for cheering up our Monday!!!
we love those sunflower daisies. Those were good findsReplyDelete
Benny & Lily
What beautiful flowers! You sure did have a fun adventure, Zim!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly