Monday, June 24, 2013

Flying Flowers in F&P Yard

NO, there are not flowers with wings in the Frog & PenguINN gardens. Sorry to disappoint you and us too.
BUT, every day, we’re seeing more and more butterflies as perennials are blooming around the F&P yard in the (finally) summer temps here on the VA Eastern Shore.
So far, we’re spotted these varieties — painted lady, white sulphur, eastern yellow swallowtail, black swallowtail, zebra swallowtail, buckeye, silver spotted skipper, fire skipper, viceroy, and monarch as well as some we have not ID’ed.
butterfly collage1  . . . flowers that fly and all but sing (Robert Frost)

The line above is from the poem, Blue-Butterfly Day, by Robert Frost, American post and holder of 4 Pulitzer Prizes for poetry. It foretells the coming of springtime when snow starts to melt, butterflies begin to come out, and flowers begin to bloom.
Blue-Butterfly Day
It is blue-butterfly day here in spring,
And with these sky-flakes down in flurry on flurry
There is more unmixed color on the wing
Than flowers will show for days unless they hurry.

But these are flowers that fly and all but sing:
And now from having ridden out desire
They lie closed over in the wind and cling
Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire
Are there flying flowers in your yard ?


Sandra said...

our yard is full of them now, I saw 4 swallowtails on the same bush at the same time and was shouting for bob to see it... they love the dwarf poinciana.. we have all of these except for 3 in your photos.

Anvilcloud said...

Cool collage. You get quite a variety.

Lois Evensen said...


Anonymous said...

More and more are turning up now but there will be lots more in July.

Have a great day!

Doris said...

That's quite a variety of butterflies! I had a 'flying' girl a while ago....Zoe put on her butterfly wings and flew around the room =) She makes me smile all day long!

grammie g said...

Hi B...I love it ,just gorgeous grouping of your flightless flowers and fluttering butterflies!! : )
I not sure if my flower have flown away or just covered with
weeds!!; )
Very hot and humid here...the part I dislike most, is humidity! YUCK!!

Montanagirl said...

Wow, that's a beautiful variety of Butterflies! So far, the flyers in our yard are flies, gnats and mosquitoes. LOL

Daisy said...

Beautiful! You really captured a lot of different ones.

Mamabug said...

Wow, how awesome! Nothing prettier than a bunch of butterflies in the garden. I'm back at my blog again!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your butterfly collage is so beautiful! I'm glad to know where you made it...WPG. I had found a similar site once upon a time, but then forgot where it was. I will definitely be checking this one out, thanks!

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