Friday, November 23, 2007

Butterflies to warm a chilly night

I mentioned back awhile that butterflies were not much in evidence this past summer and autumn. There were a few and I even caught a handful with my camera. However, it was a disappointing year for the real thing.

One persistent yellow swallowtail did fly back and forth past my lower level garden of pots many times. Never, mind you, when I was ready with the camera. The only one of its kind to sit still was the poor broken critter above.

So I make do on this chilly night with all manner of surreal or at least unreal butterflies. Such as these flimsy little trifles on sticks to flutter in the garden.

Or a flamboyant creature impaled in the window of a travel agency downtown.

How about a butterfly bodice...

...to wear at a garden party where the HM (Highly Magnified) insects land on stumps instead of flowers.

Here is just a piece of a complete stained glass window on display at the Sharlot Hall Museum Shop.

A neighbor's highly decorated garden...

...a strange balloon butterfly at the supermarket...

...and, as a finale, a gilded lepidopteran for your Christmas tree. There. This exercise did warm up my thoughts, if not my toes or fingers.

9 comments:

Jan said...

granny j..I do love butterflies! Just last week, my husband gifted me with a beautiful pavé ring in the shape of a butterfly..thank you for the great pictures!

Granny J said...

jan -- I'd love to see that ring. It sounds lovely.

sheoflittlebrain said...

Nice butterfly pix, GJ, although the first one made me a little sad!
Love the stained glass and really love the fabric butterfly...

sheoflittlebrain said...

Nice butterfly pix, GJ, although the first one made me a little sad!
Love the stained glass and really love the fabric butterfly...

sheoflittlebrain said...

I guess my finger stuttered?

Granny J said...

brain -- more like shivvered, if you were in my house today. The butterflies, it turns out, are nice eye candy -- but they haven't warmed me up as yet. and I have a new furnace -- maybe that is the problem.

ericat said...

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ericat said...

I found the only way to get warm is from the sun, so maybe one of those special lights would do it ?? Just be careful not to burn yourself. Our xmas is warm but all that can be send over to you are the thoughts.

I fixed my meme tag on my site. In case you visited and found nothing, it is there now.

Granny J said...

ericat -- I located the tag last night, but was shivering too much to think of happy things! I might get to it tonight. By the way, I'm adding your unspecialized site to my blogroll; in the past, I've always looked at the aloe garden site!

 
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