Butterflies on my Zinnias

Zinnia is my all time favorite flower. All year round I have zinnias in my garden.

This was taken in my garden last year.
Zinnias fill my garden with colors and they also attract more butterflies to it.

This morning, I was amused to see another variety, or is it just a growth abnormality?

Another surprise that my Zinnias gave me was this new garden guest. She was quite energetic and couldn't stay still so I had to use another camera and set it to sports setting so I could frame her well.

Isn't she a beauty? Thanks to my beautiful Zinnias.

You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. 
But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder.
Author Unknown

Today's Flower                Mellow Yellow 


  1. I knew I recognized the flowers, now I recall the name. Very nice images, really good with the butterfly.

  2. Maia featured a butterfly too! What great beauties filling our land and hearts!

  3. Lovely photos and zinnias are a very beautiful flower. I love your butterflies. They are so vibrant and crisp in color. Well done.

  4. I would grow more zinnias if I thought I might get that beautiful butterfly to visit.

  5. Wow! That last butterfly looks like a happy one with wings so beautifully raised! And your zinnias look delightful!

  6. Zinnias are beautiful flowers but these gorgeous butterflies are the main reason I would grow them.
    What a beauty!

  7. the first butterfly looks like a monarch. May be he came from New Zealand to see your zinnias.

  8. Wow! butterflies are really one of the loveliest creation of God! :)

    Mine is here : Beauty of Nature

  9. I really like that second one...with the pink and the yellow :) and yes, she is a beauty.

    Vermont Girl

  10. She is a beauty. I particulary like the third shot.

  11. Always love the butterfly shots and your's are so crystal clear. Zinnias are one of my favorites...probably because my grandmother always had a lot of them.

  12. Always love the butterfly shots and your's are crystal clear!

  13. Your butterfly photos are just spectacular.

  14. The elegant faces. . .

    Thank you for showing the splendid brightness.

    From Japan.

  15. Lovely post and pictures.
    One question:
    How does one take a picture of a butterfly on one's shoulder? :-)

  16. Fantastic photos and beautiful butterflies and flowers. You captured them well as I know how difficult it can be to take shots of moving objects :) Thanks for sharing with Today's Flowers, and have a great week.
    An English Girl Rambles

  17. Beautiful flowers but the shots of the butterflies are the most stellar contribution. You really do draw them to your garden and what a show they give! Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  18. Wonderful photos of such beautiful flora and fauna! L

  19. Lovely zinnias and butterflies. These butterflies are difficult to catch as they don't stop fluttering their wings.

  20. The delicate details of the last image are divine. Wonderful colour mix/balance.

  21. aloha,

    very nice details you have captured on these zinnias and beautiful butterflies on top of that...wow!

    my flower post is on my plantfanatic blog


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