Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Butterflies and Bees in the Flowers all the Live Long Day



It was, after five days of many people enjoying the place, a quiet day and the sun was out.  


I was glad to see Monarch Butterflies feeding in the flowers in the morning



and the waves crashing on the cliffs.

 The bees were also on the last of this year's Pride of Madeira flowers and neither the bees nor the butterflies seemed to mind me right in their midst... unlike 
this little green hued  hummingbird ( it is sipping from the flower on the right, if you enlarge you can see how much its light reflections match the sun on the green plants) who sensed me hiding behind a tree and flew off after one sip and my one photo when I walked down near the end of the day to see if the Monarchs were still feeding.

The afternoon  light wasn't right for talking this picture...but I did.

                                 
  And they still were, the butterflies, fluttering in the flowers...

                                             

as the last of the sun's rays lit the shore.


and then....



8 comments:

John said...

A house needs people to bring it to life, but the quiet of their leaving always brings a quiet peace that allows reflection. Thanks for the beautiful pictures.

Rosannah said...

wow so glad i looked! these monarchs are just so stunning!

GretchenJoanna said...

So glad to see the fading Pride of Madeira blooms, because I completely missed them when we were in the area, except for one in a painting in town. :-)

Suzanne McClendon said...

Thank you so much for sharing your butterfly shots. I am glad that you have better luck with them than I do. haha

Thanks also for commenting on my blog. Have a great day!

Sarah said...

Ooohh, the butterflies are amazing! You really captured the beauty and peace of this land.

Neal said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos. A beautiful place...

beach babies said...

ahhhhhhhhh. . .i loved reading (and looking) at this post. makes me happy.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Stunning . . . simply stunning.

Thanks for the heads up . . . I would have not wanted to miss this beautiful day in your life.

Fondly,
Glenda