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Blog entry by Harold and Pam posted 04-18-2011 04:34 AM 5271 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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So just this morning Pam was looking in her butterfly book and talking about how she hopes that THIS YEAR will be the year butterflies descend upon her garden; however, I don’t think a “love fest” is what she had in mind.

I was in the kitchen, minding my own business, when from outside I hear the sweet angelic voice of my wife screeching “Harold come here fast!” I get outside expect to she her to have been bitten by a snake; cornered by a pack of ravenous squirrels; or bleeding to death from yet another box cutter incident…. instead, what do I see but my little wife pointing at two butterflies. “Look we have butterflies and I think they making more butterflies!”

While I’m not a doctor, I offered to take a closer look; and low and behold, it sure looked like they should have “gotten a room.” Here I thought butterflies laid eggs that become caterpillars and then the cocoon thingy and eventually a butterfly. But perhaps I’ve been wrong all this time.

So should there be a butterfly GYN’s among us GT, do tell just what’s going on here!

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl



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sharad

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posted 04-18-2011 07:48 AM

You have captured rare pictures of mating butterflies very neat. Soon your yard will be a butterfly garden.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-18-2011 12:27 PM

thanks for the XXX warning.

and now you know.

(beautiful photos, by the way, and congrats on the butterflies in the yard)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

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posted 04-18-2011 02:09 PM

Nice shots of the butterflys.I am looking out at snow on the ground and freezing weather again.It’s so nice to see springtime in other people’s gardens.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Iris43

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posted 04-18-2011 03:11 PM

No wonder Pam was excited, Harold. You have caught a pair of ‘Gulf Fritillarys’ mating. These butterflies frequent all the east coast, and although seldon seen, north into Canada. Beautiful butterflies. And you have done a great job photographing them. thanks for sharing them with us.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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FisherLady53

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posted 04-18-2011 03:42 PM

Great photos!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Live each day as if it were your last!!!

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Harold and Pam

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posted 04-18-2011 06:00 PM

Thank you for your comments. Glad you all have enjoyed the photos so much.

Sharad, we sure hoope to have butterflies and bees too. It’s funny our nieghbor (directly across the street) has loads of both flying and buzzing around in their yard, but very few here in ours. Pam’s working to change that.

Yes Bon – we’ve been enjoying warm wonderful weather for majority of this winter and spring. As a matter of fact the only period of cold weather we’ve had was during the 10 days that our heater was in need of repair.

You are correct Iris, that is the exact type of Butterfly. Pam found that in her book. Pam read my posting this morning and said “why didn’t you put in the name of the butterfly?” Like I was going to look through a 256 page book to find that!” Besides!! I have Iris for that type of detail!!! :~)

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-18-2011 08:19 PM

Harold, you crack me up … I re-read your story behind the watering system and spent the morning chuckling and now, here I go again: “I have Iris for that type of detail” haha

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Harold and Pam

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posted 04-18-2011 08:49 PM

Ms Debbie – so glad you enjoy my writting. I have a good time writting and tossing out a little wit and irreverant humor

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-18-2011 09:02 PM

well keep it coming
definitely brightening my day :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

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posted 04-18-2011 10:35 PM

Glad I could be of assistance, Harold! :)

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Weedwacker

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posted 04-19-2011 12:08 AM

So do you suppose they have since retired for a cigarette? I could almost hear the little gal going, “Yes, yes, yes!!!”

It takes two to tangle as my dad used to say and then the eggs, caterpillar and cocoon thing happens.

Good metaphor for our lifes. First comes the wild dance of the butterflys, then comes the eggs and children, mid life you start to slow down like a caterpillar and enjoy food finally somebody wraps you in a cocoon and it’s lights out. We can only hope that that wild butterfly thing starts again somewhere.

-- Margaret, Eagle Creek, Oregon. A garden is never finished.

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 04-21-2011 04:26 PM

Great photos and fun post, Harold. Thanks for the morning smile. : )

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Harold and Pam

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posted 04-22-2011 02:21 PM

Weedwacker – yes-yes-yes… I’m sure they had a cig after. Just hope they did THAT away from the tomatoes.

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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