Out and About

Been trying to catch some of the beautiful Eastern Tailed Blue butterflies that are flying all over, but they are generally very skittish and flighty, and seldom open their wings to show off their bright blue dorsal side.  I have gotten some nice photos of them in past years, but not yet this year – you’ll see some with their wings closed, below.  They are bright white with black spots on their ventral, or undersides, so when they fly they look like tiny powder blue butterflies – the bright blue and the white combine when they fly to give that appearance. You’ll notice the magnolia trees are coming into full bloom – and what a scent!  Wish I could create a “scratch and sniff” widget for it! Enjoy the rest.  Just a few taken while I was out and about!

Sunshine Yellow Dayylilies

Sunshine Yellow Daylilies

Magnolia Blossoms - How Southern can you get?

Magnolia Blossoms – How Southern can you get?

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This Eastern Tailed Blue beauty refused to open its wings!

This Eastern Tailed Blue beauty refused to open its wings!

Getting some nectar.

Getting some nectar.

Interesting lichen growth, no?

Interesting lichen growth, no?

Just a tiny peek of blue inside. . .

Just a tiny peek of blue inside. . .

Still hiding!

Still hiding!

A truly blue flower - perennials that grow in our garden

A truly blue flower – perennials that grow in our garden

Fire pokers - lots of photos of these, because they are among my husband's favorites

Fire pokers – lots of photos of these, because they are among my husband’s favorites

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We have an old wheelbarrow in our yard that these lovelies bloom in all summer.

We have an old wheelbarrow in our yard that these lovelies bloom in all summer.

This moth has been hanging around our yard day and night.  I recently made a possible identification of it a a "Zanclognatha Cruralis," or an "Early Fan Foot."  He is shaped like a Stealth Bomber!

This moth has been hanging around our yard day and night. I recently made a possible identification of it a a “Zanclognatha Cruralis,” or an “Early Fan Foot.” He is shaped like a Stealth Bomber!

Another photo of the mystery moth!  If you can correctly identify it, and it is different from my search, please let me know!

Another photo of the mystery moth! If you can correctly identify it, and it is different from my search, please let me know!

 

Have you captured any light lately?