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Monday, August 30, 2010

Finally..


Can you believe this Monarch was sharing the pear juice with the yellow jackets?

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Today I am Thankful for my daughter's 26th birthday!!

22 comments:

NanaK said...

Great shots of something not seen every day. Yellow jackets - YIKES! We had a nest in the ground in the middle of some huge azaleas. It had to be removed professionally. It was just a little hole in the ground that led to a HUGE nest.

Deb said...

beautiful butterfly...Happy Birthday to your daughter...

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful pictures!
I like to watch nature sharing. It is always surprising to me.
Some things are just not a danger to others and I guess they each know their place.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Great photos! I doubt the butterflies and the yellow jackets have anything to argue about. It looks like there is plenty of juice for all of them.

Dorothy said...

Great pictures! I hope to see some of those here! The Monarchs, that is, not the yellow jackets!!!

Dar said...

Beauty is all around us even when it involves Yellow Jackets...so long as they don't bother us. The Monarch is gorgeous...I once did an afghan for my sister of a huge Monarch. She recently returned it to me. I still love it.
BlessYourWeek and Happy BDay to your daughter...time flies

bennie and patsy said...

Happy Birthday to daughter dear. I don't know where my Monarchs are they are late I have only seen one and it didn't stay around.
Patsy

Karen said...

Amazing pictures, who would think a yellow jacket would share, though? You have the proof!

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Prospero said...

Great butterfly pictures, Darla. Best wishes to your daughter for her birthday.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla Dear, Happy birthday to daughter!

What a sweet [literally and figuratively] illustration of nature, the sharing of food. There's a lesson in this.

Dani said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! I hope she has a fab day. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures. I love theMOnarch,but have trouble getting them with open wigs.
Blessings,Ruth

Ami said...

Darla: Beautiful shots of the butterflies! I still have not got any in my garden yet. Happy birthday to your daughter!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter... Is this the one who is getting married????

In the first picture, I think the butterfly was spreading his wings out to hide all of that great pear juice and save it just for himself... Then he decided to share with the bee. Wasn't that nice of him?????

Cute post.
Hugs,
Betsy

Becca's Dirt said...

Pretty butterfly. Happy Birthday to your daughter. I just noticed NanaK said they were nesting in the ground there. They are nesting in the ground at my place. I hate those biting little buggers.

Jeff Branch said...

Darla - cool photos. Happy birthday to your daughter. Mine turns 20 in September :o

George said...

The butterfly is much braver than I am. I don't want to share anything with Yellow Jackets.
I hope your daughter has a very wonderful birthday.

Kimberly said...

Fantastic photos! And quite amazing that the butterflies and wasps eat together. AND...happy birthday to your dear daughter!

Dawn said...

The orange outweighs the yellow as my kitty will atest too! Beautiful photos of a perfect butterfly.

Susie said...

Hey Darla, I'm so sad(embarrassed)to say my Firespike just sat there and looked at me all summer long. Poor thing. Our June and July temps probably stunted it.

By the way, these are great pics!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

That is a pretty butterfly. I noticed on Friday that our back yard neighbors have a pear tree. I never noticed it before. There is no one living there now. I went back to look at the pear tree. Lots of pears on the ground, with lots of bees. No butterflies though.

Wendy said...

Do you know what kind of pear that is? Kind of looks like the kind we had growing up, but I dont know what they were.