Friday, July 10, 2009

Thousands of Skippers

myraids of skippers filled the air as we walked through the meadow
some blossoms had more than their share hosting five or more( Click to enlarge to count the five!)
e of the tiny creatures. Some butterflies were in the meadow like this Northern Crescent
on this Brown -eyed Susan below. One skipper hurrying to feed tangled its
proboscis over its antenna.

Among the thousands there were many picturesque sights.
Some as if crossing swords with their antennaeThe sun was as the wind is to falling leaves inviting activity dispersing beauty about the meadow

beauty was everywhere!Today is a sunny day , perhaps I'll return to the meadow again today.


jay said...

Oh, how lovely! Such a lot of little butterflies, and skippers are so pretty!

I love the picture of the first one on the daisy.

bobbie said...

What a terrific post! Don't you love it when you find so many in one area? It's a party!

Helen said...

I agree with you. There was beauty everywhere. Helen

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a sight!To have so many Skippers and Butterflies in one place would be a photographers dream.

Cindy said...

Terrific photos. They make me smile.

Tina said...

I just learned about skippers today..your shots are wonderful and so many on one plant!!! Great post ..

Deborah Godin said...

Oh my! A meadow full of skippers and wldflowers - heaven!!

me ann my camera said...

Deborah, this for sure was a magical fantasy setting, a wonderful place to be.

Mary said...

wow...I've never seen so many skippers at once! That northern crescent is a new one for me, too. All of them look so pretty on the flowers. I walked through a meadow today, but sure didn't see that many butterflies!

Becky said...

I don't think I have ever seen more than one Skipper. You have shown so many. Love it!