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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Weather, Spring & Art

Sat., Mar. 12, 10am-4pm, I'll be vending at the Madisonville Art Market. C'mon down and say "hi" (mention seeing this announcement on my blog for a free gift!)

We had some really wicked weather in the predawn the other day, with tornadoes touching down in a few areas (thankfully sparing our town.) With the rains have come more signs of Spring...

Pipevine swallowtail seen close to home.

Eastern tiger swallowtail on our siding.

Carolina jessamine.

13 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Those flutterbyes were extremely cool.

debra said...

These photos remind me that there is hope that spring will indeed arrive. The birds are singing spring songs, though. This is a good sign.

Halcyon said...

Such pretty flutterbys!

eileeninmd said...

Lana, lovely butterfly photos. And I love the pretty wildflowers. Have a great weekend!

Christina said...

Your photos have really great clarity. You can make out all the details of the butterflies and the plants. Beautiful.

Are you going to put any of those into art shows?

Travis Cody said...

Those butterflies are gorgeous. We're getting late winter wind storms followed by cold rain. It's a typical March here in the northwest.

letspaintnature.com said...

Holy cow on the tornado! Glad it didn't reach your area.
Those butterfly pics are beautiful and makes me yern for spring!!!! :(

Chrissy said...

How lovely to see your butterflies, I have yet to see any here as yet so Thank you for sharing. I am glad that are both ok :)

PhotoDiction said...

I'm looking so forward to spring in my parts of the world, and the arrival of colorful birds and butterflies like these. It has been a long wait.

Kelly said...

Very pretty butterflies. Sharp photos, too. Cool.

Lana Gramlich said...

Charles & Halcyon; Agreed. :)

debra; Glad you enjoyed. This past Winter seems to have been hard on everyone! Yes, Spring is coming! :)

eileeninmd; Thanks and you, too!

Christina; Thank you kindly. :) I might put the Carolina jessamine in a show, but I have better butterfly shots in inventory already. Here's a better shot of a pipevine swallowtail (near the end of the post.) I also got good shots of other butterflies last fall at Camp Salmen.

Travis; We've been getting a LOT of rain. These photos were taken after a downpour that flooded our backyard & a nearby road. The line of storms spawning the tornadoes was after that. It's supposed to rain tomorrow, too, so I'm hoping to get out for a hike today.

letspaintnature; We were woken repeatedly in the early morning impossible rolls of thunder and flashes of lightning. I swear, I've never experienced the like!
The beautiful thing about yearning for Spring is that it always answers the call. :)

Chrissy; Thanks much. :) Glad you enjoyed.

PhotoDiction; I know the feeling, and am glad to live in Southern Louisiana, where Winter ends so much sooner!

Kelly; Thank you!

bernie kasper said...

Love the butterflies, I planted a bunch of Butterfly plants last fall hopefully they will pan out this year so I can get some shots. Great work Lana !!

Lana Gramlich said...

bernie; Best of luck with your little butterfly garden. They can be so difficult to shoot, y'know? They rarely stand still long enough! The morning I took these shots was a little cool, so the butterflies were quite sluggish at best.

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