Saturday, June 28, 2008

Butterflies fluttering by ...


We have got a small garden in front of our house. When we came to this house, we used to see lots of butterflies of different shapes and colours. Then, I noticed, I was not seeing even a single one. I thought, the reason might be our spraying pesticides on the plants. Now, I have nearly stopped spraying. I just cut the branches which are affected. I have started seeing them again now, for the past few months. I am very happy watching them hopping from flower to flower. I have captured one in my camera. We see some more varieties also. The black one below resembles a variety which is coming to our garden. We get two of this type - same colours.

As soon as I water the plants in the morning, humming birds, must be around 8 now, come to taste the water from the leaves! They nearly bathe themselves! It is a good scene to watch them suck nectar, from the flowers, in their flying position. The birds are so tiny, but the sound they make is so loud, we are not able to hear each other talking at home. My neighbour has got a lemon tree and they love sitting on them and chatting. The tree is very close to my bedroom window! Good view for us. Let me take some photos of them later on and post it here.

5 comments :

cc said...

.........hey..........am very eager to see the lovely snaps of those birds as well as some more colorful butterfly pictures...u know it really makes us forget the stress around.........anyway tx for posting such cute nature pictures.....have a good day!!!!!....

Sandhya said...

Welcome to my blog! You have got superb photographs of flowers and butterflies and birds. Beautiful photographs. Thank you.

Maitreyee said...

Hello Sandyaji, nice photos. Visit my blog http://maitreyeestadaka.blogspot.com/
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Swaram said...

Oh thatz ur profile pic no :)
We hv a lot of winged visitors too nwadays, cmg for water due to peak summer and lotz of mango trees around :)
Nice pic Sandhya :)

Sandhya said...

Maithreyee: Sorry, I forgot to acknowledge your comment here, but I visited your blog, which is very interesting.


Swaram: Thank you, Swaram!

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