Clematis Fairy, Fine Shadows and Peacock Butterfly

07 Aug

1   I used to love  finding fairies in the garden when I was a little girl and never being told that they were Clematis seed heads floating on the breeze. Today I found one in a bucket of water and was delighted with the subsequent unexpected photo.

Dandelion Fairy

Clematis Fairy

2    The very last flower on the Pelargonium was caught in the sunshine today with the anthers making such a delicate shadow.

Mrs Johnson's Blue Pelargonium

Mrs Johnson’s Blue Pelargonium

3   Of many photos taken trying to catch the fluttering butterfly, I eventually managed one as it took nectar from the lovely Heliotrope, otherwise known as Cherry Pie because of its delicious fragrance.

Peacock butterfly

Peacock butterfly


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6 responses to “Clematis Fairy, Fine Shadows and Peacock Butterfly

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    August 10, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Stunning photos Sally. 🙂

  2. Alex Autin

    August 8, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Gorgeous shot of the Clematis fairy, and I’m somehow reminded of Douglas Adams.

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    August 8, 2013 at 1:50 am

    now, I’ll be looking for fairies in everyone’s garden…but, won’t tell them the truth!

  4. valeriedavies

    August 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Oh the scent of heliotrope…. and the beautiful name – and the gorgeous butterfly !!!

  5. Jim in IA

    August 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I like your three things today. The butterfly is a handsome speciman.
    I clicked on the first picture to get a bigger and better look. You have some mosquito larvae in the water in the lower left quadrant?

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      I’m thinking I should scoop them up and dispose of them before they hatch…. Thank you for the heads up! 🙂 Glad you liked today’s photos 🙂


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