Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September Bloom Day Complementary Colors
















Today I share a few complementary colors in blooms and butterflies. The very last two orange blossoms of my daylilies stand with rosehips, jewel weed and lily-of-the-valley berries, along with purple asters which offer sweet nectar to the lovely butterflies... Orange Sulphur and American Painted Lady. The American Painted lady is also known as Vanessa virginiensis. This is my first photo ever of a painted Vanessa and I only just learned that all Vanessa butterflies migrate. To learn more about Vanessa butterflies go here . To see other gardens in bloom the world over visit May Dreams Gardens.

18 comments:

Kalo said...

I love the butterflies!
Karin

joco said...

Hiya Carol,

That Painted Lady poses so beautifully for you. Didn't realize we shared that butterfly. From Africa?

Lovely to see.

Ruben said...

You can see Vanessa cardui in Sweden, not that I have come across one! So beautiful wings, on both sides.
So you write i Swedish now! Very clever!! And correct spelling as well! To that we have to raise our glasses! Skål!! /Ruben

Moa said...

So lovely butterflies.. och your daylilies.. I love them. Your translation to Swedish, is good must be a very good translationtool you got, or maybe is it you.. *smile*. Sometime I should use something like this to, I understand almost everything but to spell, write and have good grammar in my text isn't easy =).. Have a nice day.. Moa

Roses and Lilacs said...

I visited the butterfly site first and came back. Interesting that one of the Painted Ladies Vanessa cardui is also found all over Europe, Africa and Asia. I've seen photos of her on some UK blog sites. Great photos. All my daylilies are long gone and the few butterflies I have are ignoring my asters:)
Marnie

Helen said...

It would be hard for me to pick a favourite between those butterfly pictures, but they did seem to get better and better with every scroll. Wonderful depth of field.

Mary Delle said...

Just love all the butterflies you've captured on the asters. Impressive that you know all the butterflies' names. I'm just getting into butterflies.

Thusnelda said...

WOW - Stunningly beautiful!

Mia said...

Thusnelda said it for me ;- wow !!
and I do think your colours look well together..

Scott & Liz said...

Great macro pix. If only the butterflies would cooperate for me!!
Scott

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Carol, the color combinations on your pictures are stunning! High class images!

Mia said...

Wow Carol, beautyful butterflies and pictures!

Lillebeth said...

So beautiful. We also, here in Sweden, have a migrant butterfly called Amiral. She moves to the south of Europe. Hard to believe that something so small and delicate manages that.

Commonweeder said...

Your color combinations are wonderful, and an intersting take on what is combining with what. Magical butterflies and you have a pretty magical hand with your camera, too. I'm so glad I found your blog. You are right in my neighborhood.

sweet bay said...

These photos are absolutely magical. I don't think there are words to describe their beauty.

Green thumb said...

Hi Carol, your blooms are lovely and your photography is immaculate. Its a joy visiting your blog.
Thanks for sharing

Rose said...

I just found your blog through Pat's--what lovely images! A butterfly is the perfect complement to any bloom. The painted ladies have been much fewer in number here this year, but at least we have had more of them than Monarchs, which are really scarce. I didn't know they were also called Vanessas; thanks for the info!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Carol...loved your post! The butterfly images are beautiful! So are the berries. Great combination of colours!

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