May 29, 2016



How nice they plant non-native host plants for the butterflies.


Oh, how I appreciate the great colors as they are definitely fading fast here in the Southern Hemisphere!


Great series of photos.


Beautiful shots of the flowers and I also love the insects and birds. The post before this one has some great looking animals relaxing in the field.


Fantastic shots! Love all of them, but, most especially the passion flower. We can only grow them as annuals here and some years they grow better than others.


The passion vine is amazing. It looks like a jellyfish!


Yes a wonderful series of photos.... Thank you for linking in Sallie... Michelle


What a lovely colourful post ... I really enjoyed it, thank you.

All the best Jan

Alexa T

What beautiful walk and so lovely flowers in so many colors and textures! Gorgeous butterflies in your collection of photos!
Have a very wonderful week of june!

Eden Hills

What a lovely assortment of birds, blooms and insects!


it's been hot here too at the jersey shore but my definition of hot, i'm sure, is a lot different than yours. the passion vine is gorgeous, such a pretty color ;)

butterflies are always difficult to capture, i find monarchs to be a little easier than say a swallowtail. your images are beautiful, i especially enjoyed the butterflies, they always make me think of freedom...and i love that thought!!!!


Hi Sallie...it's HOT hot hot here, too. But that's summer in Florida! Our humidity is less than yours, though. I think. Some of the time. Maybe. Perhaps.

You should be heading to cooler climes pretty soon, though. Right? Enjoy. I think the heat is better than cold, though. I cannot stand cold. I'm too old.


I love the longhorns, but the passion flower is interesting!


The flowers are really attractive. I like the different looking ones like these the most.


Great closeup of the dragonfly, I think that's my favourite :-)


Best wishes for your travels West!

kelleyn rothaermel

The purple flower is amazing!


I love the butterflies! Lovely flowers also. Hope you are not working too hard getting reading to leave. Take some time to relax. That is a great photo of the passion vine also. Thanks for being a friend to my blog. I always like your blog because it is so happy here.


Lovely blossoms!

I have yet to snap a butterfly or dragonfly yet this year.

Ken Schneider

Love the flowers and butterflies. The passionflowers are special.


lovely flowers...really love your beautiful photos....


I remember seeing a manatee for the first time on our last trip to Florida, very exciting for me. Your flowers and other photographs are stunning Sallie. Thank you for being such a good friend to Today's Flowers. I always appreciate you linking very much.

Adam Jones

Lovely looking Jay. I really like the butterflies too.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure

What a loly selection of critters in this post and great shots


lovely images of your flora and fauna Sallie. So now you are migrating to where. I can't keep up with you, lol


Dearest Sallie; Wow, What GORGEOUS photographs of flowers, dragon fly and butterflies♡♡♡ The Passion Vine is really facilitating and your explanation impressed me a lot. Your photos of butterflies with flowers are truly beautiful♬♬♬ We see small butterflies but not many bigger sized Swallowtail Butterfly; I was wondering about that :-)

It seems we (especially my husband) have had high explanation about selling my parents' old house and still being with him painting etc p:-)
Now in Japan, 1 house out of 7 is the empty house...

Thank you SO much for your sweet comment; And good luck for your preparation for your 'semi-annual migration'. How I wish to be able to have experience♪

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*


What a great place for photos! I love the dragonfly a lot but those flowers are just gorgeous.

Linda, Shenandoah Valley

Those are spectacular flowers and of course I like the butterflies!

Mama Zen

Gorgeous flowers!


These are so cheerful! The passion vine is fantastic. Thanks for lending your good eye.

artmusedog and carol

Awesome photography ~ Sallie ~ my favorite is the bluejay on that curved branch ~ very creative!

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^


beautiful summer scenes. love the passion flower.


What a fabulous collection of photos. Love the passion flower and monarch butterflies are a special favourite.


A beautiful series of photos! Love the butterflies!

Hootin' Anni

Beautiful flowers and GREAT Jay!! I like the color of the passion flower...but the plant if not kept controlled can be VERY invasive. At least in my opinion.


Such beautiful nature! Love all the flowers and especially the butterflies. :)


So pretty - we're seeing flowers in my area too but nothing like those.


Hello Salie,I enjoyed seeing all those pretty flowers & the butterflies are always a favourite of mine though I seem to scare them a way before I can snap any good photos!
Thanks for your visit again today & those flowers do look very similar. Here in Ireland we call the plant cow parsley, but I believe it is also known as Queen Anne's Lace which definitely sounds more elegant!
Have a great week!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage

It's nice to keep up on the bugs and blooms at this time of year in Florida. I'm glad something non-native is planted for a butterfly nectar source.

Sara - My Woodland Garden

Hi Sallie, what a wonderful post! Such gorgeous flowers! The plant with white flowers is very pretty.
Your climate looks to be much warmer than ours. The plant in my photo, a bird cherry, is native to northern Europe and northern Asia. For us it's a symbol of summer. :)
Have a lovely new week!

Stewart M

Hi there - nice post - woodpeckers, flowers and dragonflies!

Now - who went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat? Now have a look at my picture again - especially the picture behind the bed!

Stewart M - Glasgow(!)

Lady Fi

Wow - so many exotic (for me) flowers! So lovely.

Jesh StG

Oh my goodness, Sallie! All the creatures that posed for you! You must have the knack of stalking:) Love the intricacies of the passion vine!
Many thanks for including this post with SEASONS -for sure you do NOT have a dull life! Thanks for the email bringing me up to date with things I only vaguely knew about:) Have a marvelous week, Jesh~


Gosh! Love the Passion Vine. And the Monarch Butterflies and well the WHOLE park!


Hildred Finch

What a lovely walk - thank you for sharing what you saw and snapped, Sallie. Nice to know you will be out West for a while....

Donna@Gardens Eye View

Fabulous flowers...so many of my favorites. And oh the monarchs! Safe travels....

and LivingFromHappiness

Sylvia D.

Love the purple of the passion vine. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

Penelope Postcards

The beautiful dragonfly gave me a warm glow … it almost looks like a fairy. It could be a fairy that looks like a dragonfly! I want to believe. :))

About the fire in my neck of the woods. All 100 residents were unharmed and I suppose praying insurance and the kindness of their community will help them through.


Gorgeous shots and beautifully creative display. Thanks for sharing. I linked my Red, White and Blue house. I hope you can visit me.


What gorgeous photos!!! Thank you so much for sharing, Sallie, you just made my day! It is very hot and humid here in Montreal and your photos are so beautiful and refreshing.

ellen b

Good morning. That Passion vine is so interesting. Hope you have a good relaxing day today! I was just wondering how much longer till you head back West and you answered my wondering...


A terrific series, Sallie. I'll call it "Sallie's Series." I love the passion vine most of all. Don't ask me why. I just do. :) Have a great week!


Wow! very beautiful and colourful flowers at the park.


You made the most of your walk. I love the dragonfly pic.

David Gascoigne

Wow, when you start the day with that kind of floral display it's hard to let trivial little annoyances bother you for the rest of the day.

nancy chan

Love to see all the gorgeous flowers. Have a fabulous day!


Hello, Sallie! All the flowers are gorgeous. The Jay is handsome and pretty butterflies. I am sure you will be busy with your migration. Are you flying or driving? Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!


loved to see the Crown flower :)

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