Monday, September 15, 2008

Coneflowers and a Moth: Today's Flowers

This is a part of my summer garden view which holds many beautiful yellow Coneflowers.
However, the earlier, bright and showy colour of these Yellow Coneflowers are beginning to fade and have now taken on a tattered appearance as the end of our summer season draws to a close.
Still, their bright colourful petals retain a certain attractiveness to me; and its seems to be especially so too, for this little, fully, black and yellow, Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillar which I found on one of the petals yesterday.

Thank you to Luiz, of Todays Flowers, for this opportunity to share beautiful flowers with others. For more flower photos please click HERE.

18 comments:

Mary said...

Caterpillars are always so funny looking and I never can tell one end from the other....but I guess they know :-) This one is a little beauty in its yellow and black fuzziness. Love the white things sticking out for extra drama.

kjpweb said...

Great shots and great job on the ID.
Thank you for sharing!
Cheers, Klaus

dot said...

I agree...tattered but still beautiful! Very nice shots and the caterpillar make them extra special.

fishing guy said...

Ann: Nicely done with the flower and the catterpillar capture.

ellen b said...

Fabulous! I love the caterpillar on the petal!!

Sherry said...

These are such nice photos. Your garden is beautiful! I LOVE that first photo especially.

NW Nature Nut said...

I feel that way about my purple coneflowers. They are fading, but I still enjoy them. Pretty soon the goldfinches will eat the seeds off of them, then I cut them back. The caterpillar on the flower was great!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The coneflowers are still beautiful in my eyes. It won't be long now though till frost, I'm afraid.

Deborah Godin said...

Love all of these - the bright coneflower looks almost like an aerial view of a circling dervish, and the caterpillar has quite the punk "do" - thanks for these last views of your summer!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Your garden is beautiful! Beautiful shots of your flowers. I really like that fuzzy caterpillar! :-)

magiceye said...

beautiful set of flower pics!

Mary said...

When I looked at this the first time the gardens weren't there! What beautiful gardens you have. Mine are in such bad shape.

me ann my camera said...

deborah:
What magnificent comparisons you have used! I love your comments. Thank you.

Ruth said...

Your garden is very inviting for more than the caterpillar. I love it!

Michelle's Rambling Woods said...

Nice little fellow. My coneflower are going to see and the birds are eating them...

Leora said...

You have such a pretty garden! I love the mix of coneflowers with rudbeckia. My rudbeckia are fading, too, but I do like when they turn that rich, deep red.

Denise said...

This is such a gorgeous series of photos. Also, you've named a caterpiller I have wanted to know the name of since I took a photo of it last year. THANK YOU!!!! :))

Thank you also for poppin into my blog. Always nice seeing you there.

Kay said...

These photos are absolutely gorgeous!