Dance of the butterflies!

I planted a row of zinnias and marigolds along the edge of the pumpkin patch.  It has become the happening place to be (if you are a bee or butterfly).


 I have not been able to get wonderfully, magnificent photos.  They flurry and flitter around like friendly whirlwinds.


They make me laugh as I walk about in my red chore boots & shorts, camera in hand.  Which may make the people driving by on the road laugh, too?  In which case, I have done a good deed.  Right?


Or are these actually moths?

Either way, they do not seem to mind the 104 degree heat index we are currently experiencing!  (And I need to mow.)


The Monarchs and Swallowtails will only dance with me when I do not have the camera.

For today friends, I hope you dance with a butterfly (moth?).

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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12 Responses to Dance of the butterflies!

  1. Dianna says:

    Love your pictures and your post today! My friend and I have been “shelling” a couple of times recently, and both times, there was a single monarch flying along near us. The first day, I said it must be my mom (she loved butterflies), and last time, my friend suggested it could be my cousin, who passed way last November. I like thinking that way….

  2. pattisj says:

    Not a moth! It appears to be a Southern Dogface butterfly. My neighbor added a packet of zinnias to the edge of her garden and it is beautiful, just like yours! I’m going to have to try that next year.

  3. dayphoto says:

    Ahhh! I’m glad Pattisj had the answer. I love your zinnias. I think zinnias are one of those extremely HAPPY flowers!


  4. says:

    Marla, Marla, Marla! What a fabulous row of flowers! How many seeds did it take to get them full like that? Confess all.

  5. I’m sure I look a little funny in my chore boots and shorts too! The flowers are beautiful…I want to try this next year.!

  6. Lynda says:

    Marla, I believe your butterfly has too many spots to be a Dogface. I think it is a Yellow Sulphur. When it doubt as to a butterfly or a moth the easy way to know is too look at their antennae. A moth’s are fuzzy and resemble a feather, whereas the butterfly has little ball like structures at the end. Your garden is wonderful! Thank you for finding me today!

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