Monday, September 26, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Butterflies Galore

Evening everyone. 

Last week Mom and I made a trip to Hershey to the new Butterly Atrium at Hershey Gardens. 
The butterflies are now housed in a new Conservatory that was just opened this past July. 

They have many more butterflies now than what they had before. They have the chrysalis' shipped in from around the world. 

I think I've got the identity of these right.  
They don't have an identification board yet so I googled them all. 
I don't know 2 of them, so if anyone else does please let name in the comments.

This is a picture heavy post...at least for me, but I hope you enjoy. 


 Sorry I could not find the name of the yellow body one but the other one is a Scarlet Mormon. I'll show you another later.

 Leopard Lacewing from Singapore. Underside.

 Lacewing with wings open.

 Blue Clipper on a pineapple

 The Tiger Longwing ranges from Mexico to the Peruvian Amazon

 Here is the Scarlet Mormon again on the underneath. This one is from the Philippines.

 Here is the Scarlet Mormon from the top. See how pretty transparent the wings are, you can see the red against the light.

 Paper kite from Southeast Asia.

 A Rusty Tipped Page...found in the tropics. This one was down by the water on a rock. 

And this is the other one I don't know the identity of. 

I have a few more I'll show you in another post. 

Hope you all have a good week. 

Linking with Mersad at THROUGH MY LENS
Sue at IMAGE-IN-ING, as the linkups become available.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Clover in Detail

Happy weekend everyone. 

It's been a busy week in these parts.  Mom and I took a short trip to Hershey Gardens.  
The new Conservatory is open and now houses the Butterfly Atrium which is open year round instead of just through the summer. 

I'm working through all the images from that trip and hope to share some shortly. 

Had my macro lens working again last week so I'm sharing some details of the humble wild clover





sun came out and warmed the color on this one. 

Linking with Nick for FLORAL FRIDAY FOTOS
& Denise for TODAYS FLOWERS.

Enjoy your weekend and be safe. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Tis the Season

for the annual tobacco harvest in Central PA Amish country. 


Linking with Tom at THE BARN COLLECTIVE.

Pay Tom a visit to see great barns shots.

Have a great week everyone. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

What a Contrast

It always amazes me how a sunset can look one way looking west and if you look east it looks totally different. 

Such was the case Wednesday night on my way to work.  Both these images were made with my cell phone just seconds apart. 

 This image is looking east. Looks like a giant UFO, doesn't it?

This image is the sun setting in the west. 

Which one is your favorite? I like the westward look.

Linking with the gang at SKYWATCH FRIDAY 

Stop over to see beautiful skies from around the globe. 

Have a great weekend everyone.  PS I feel better already...less funky :>)