Sunday, October 1, 2017

Scene & Story - September 2017



The month of September was very unusual for me in that regard that I didn't take a lot of photos. I was so busy with work, especially the beginning of the school year at the German School, that I simply didn't have the time and leisure to grab my camera and go on a photo excursion.

But just a couple days ago I put my macro lens on my Canon 7D and headed outside in the garden to see what was left so late in the season. I had thought that my Spanish Lavender still looked pretty good, and when I turned my camera to it this Fiery Skipper landed on its flower. This butterfly is a rather jumpy little guy who doesn't sit anywhere for a long time, but I was lucky to capture him (or her?) on a few images. This year I have seen quite a big amount of them as well as other butterflies and lots of bees which tells me that my garden is a sought after habitat for them with just the right plants for them to survive. I have mainly native plants and a very few "water suckers" in an otherwise low water garden. By now I am at a point where I offer a refuge not only for butterflies and bees, but there are also a lot of birds who enjoy the nectar and the seeds of the flowers.

I am joining Sarah and León for Scene and Story.


13 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Beautiful.
I love that your garden offers a haven, not only for you, but for the birds, butterflies and bees.

windrock studio said...

I know your garden is such a special place, no wonder so many critters want to hang out and enjoy it ... wonderful image you caught.

Sarah Huizenga said...

You still got a few shots in. We all have months like that. I love this color palette.

Jeanie said...

This is simply beautiful. What a treasure you have in your garden -- and a wonderful camera to capture it.

Sandra said...

What a beautiful capture of this butterfly on the lavender. Lovely soft colours with the flower standing out so nicely. I've never seen pink lavender before!
The best sort of gardens contain butterfly and bee friendly plants. Lovely too that the birds can also find nectar and seeds to keep them happy!

seabluelens said...

A wonderful macro capture, Carola, right down to his hairy little legs! I love that your garden has become a welcoming refuge for insects and birds. How I long for a garden of my own! Thanks for sharing yours.

Rachel Weishaar said...

Beautiful bokeh! And I love the name Fiery Skipper.

debi o'neille said...

I'm new to your blog and glad to be here. Gorgeous photograph. It's inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle B said...

Hi Carola! So beautiful! I love it when I am taking pictures of flowers and a bee or butterfly sit on the flower, it is such a lovely surprise.

Magic Love Crow said...

Truly beautiful picture!! Big Hugs!

krishna said...

Beautiful picture!

Jeanne said...

Such a beautiful capture of this butterfly on the late season flower. Hard to believe that soon we will be doing christmas shots. Where did the summer go??

Barb said...

Good Luck in your new school year, Carola. I love the macro photo.