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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fluttering, Flying Garden Visitors

This time of year, the garden looks lush and mature and we have many small fluttering and flying visitors. The butterflies' beauty and miraculous metamorphosis is enchanting. And the dazzling dragonflies are attracted to our garden ponds.

A beautiful yellow swallowtail on a butterfly bush bloom.


And a delicate winged turquiose dragonfly on an oleander leaf.


I've attempted to capture their beauty in these photos. A search on Etsy for butterflies and dragonflies shows that these beautiful insects are inspiration to quite a few others, as well. Here are just a few of my fluttering and flying favorites from Etsy sellers and artists. Be sure to click on the photo, item name or shop name for more info on each of these beautiful pieces!

1902 Chromolithograph of North American Butterflies, from bananastrudel

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely post! Thanks very much for including my little book.

beedeebabee said...

What pretty things! There are so many wonderfully talented people on Etsy. I love it there! :o)

Pammy Dawn said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for posting my Monarch pin! :)

lori vliegen said...

your photos are beautiful....and thanks for sharing such wonderful etsy finds!! :)

underglass said...

very , very nice, thank so much for sharing!!

underglass said...

very,very nice, thank you for sharing!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Your photos are great!

And your Etsy finds are as well :)

Welcome to the EtsyBloggers Team!!!

Felt Sew Good said...

Thank you so much, Everyone!

californiablue said...

Really gorgeous photos! I've never actually seen a butterfly on a butterfly bush - the colors are spectacular! Our dragonflies out here are vibrant orange - what a nice pair they would make with your turquoise one :)

http://californiablue.tumblr.com/post/139163928/happy-friday-the-other-day-while-sitting-in-my

flyokay said...

These are all lovely products...I love etsy~