Saturday, August 2, 2014

The garden this morning!

A monarch butterfly was just fleeing the scene when this friendly fellow flew in. He did not mind me being around at all.  Identified as a Zebra Longwing by Cindy at Bug Safari, I have since realized this is the Florida State butterfly.
My first coral colored California Giant Zinnia! 
The moss roses
More shots of my model!!! He seemed to be posing for me!



FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great shots Julie ~ Zebras are one of my favorite butterflies to photograph as they do seem to be posing. I love how they gently flit around from flower to flower.

Have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Zinnas are great for butterflies. This butterfly is beautiful.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Just beautiful Julie. Butterflies love zinnias. I just took a photo of a beautiful butterfly too. It was on one of my lantana bushes. I hope to post that this week.
Great colors in your garden.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Bobbie Lynn

Diane AZ said...

Your Zinnias and Zebras are stunning! :D

Angel Mar said...

What beautiful Butterfly posing among the flowers. Thank you for sharing. A hug Julie

shirley said...

That is a lovely butterfly julie . The markings are so striking. I love zinneas too.

Anonymous said...

What a cool butterfly! I've never seen one like it!