Monday, September 30, 2019

Hanging on to Summer!


Our summers last a lot longer here in Florida and we love it!


Lots of beautiful wildflowers blooming right now!


And a little mosaic with 'what doesn't belong'! Any guesses?


I finally saw a Monarch butterfly on a hike too. 

I've seen LOTS of butterflies this summer, more than I can ever remember seeing. But this one looked special! Maybe I'll see more now!

And look at these little forest fairies.


Doesn't this one look like it has a dress on.


And because of something in the background, this one looks like it has a big head.


Forest fairies!

I’m joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE .
 
 

39 comments:

Tom said...

...enjoy your butterflies for as long as you can!

Sandra said...

butterflies do look like fairies and sometimes like flying flowers. these are beautiful...

Louca por porcelana said...

Amazing pictures!Hugs!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Looks like one more week in the 90s then some cooler temps...cant wait to be able to get out and walk without the humidity.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Wow - I always love visiting you but your butterfly shots are so wonderful today!

Susie said...

Diane, I love the butterfly photos. I have never seen one like the rust colored one . Gorgeous. Glad you are getting out to enjoy the things you love. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love the beautiful butterflies and the pretty photos. Enjoy your week.

laurie said...

You are very fortunate ate to hold those temps, we had heavy frost last night, Yuk! Your photos are so beautiful, is that butterfly with the dress on called a Ladies mantle? I used to know but I seem to have lost it among the files in my noggin,

A Bit of the Blarney said...

What exquisite photos! They are really breathtaking! Thank you!

Maggie Ann said...

Your photos are gorgeous! Summer is almost gone here...boo hoo.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Lovely shots

Yep ... been 92 everyday, as though engineered.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Great news if the butterflies have done well this year where you live - they certainly look fantastic in your photos, especially the big-headed one haha.
That's so funny about your blue polish! Watch the person you gave it too, see how they skip into Christmas! :)
Have a lovely week.
Wren x

SImple and Serene Living said...

I love seeing all of the butterflies. I hope they are coming back some. We are holding on to summer her in Atlanta too, I love it. xo Laura

Edna B said...

I love all the photos of the butterflies and wildflowers. It would be nice if our summer weather could last a bit longer too. Now I look forward to my yearly trip to Florida the beginning of March. It can't get here too soon. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Black Knight said...

Wonderful butterflies. They give more colors to our gardens.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We do love it! Even those of us who aren’t there yet! I love your forest fairies!....beautiful photos of these fast fliers , who hardly ever settle down long w ought for me to photograph. Thanks for sharing yours. And please hold on to Florida’s summer at least until we get there. Heat’s on in the house here already! We will definitely be ready for summer!

Debbie said...

first....your new header picture is sooooo beautiful, i really like it!!

the butterfly captures are so pretty, you see a great variety!! i like "forest fries" i will have to remember that!! i was down at the beach yesterday and our monarchs have begun migrating, i saw hundreds, and i have not really seen them all summer!!!

the wildflowers are beautiful as well!!!

Christine said...

How fun to have more Summer!
I have an answer for your question... is it the top, right picture? I think it's yellow sand bags or something like that.

happyone said...

Nice to see all the beautiful butterfly pictures.

Ann said...

I like the sound of forest fairies. Loving all the wildflowers.

Crafty in the Med said...

Gorgeous,gorgeous butterflies!! I can sit and watch them for ages! Like Florida the heat remains with us still here in Alicante. I usually love this part of the year because the oppressive summer heat has passed on and it is possible to walk the streets without feeling like a wet rag! :-) However, this year, due to the awful floods" we have been invaded by mosquitos en mass. You just cannot go for a walk without getting attacked. Its horrible!! ....sigh!!! We are hoping the swallows will return early to get rid of those pests!

keep well

Amanda x

Aunt Helen said...

Beautiful Butterflies! Loved the Bunny in the previous Video too. We used to see them here, but haven't lately.
Also used to see Squirrels, but they have vanished too! I am sure you two are enjoying the cooler weather to hike. The weather is so perfect now. Hope you have a nice week, and happy hiking! Love, Aunt Helen

Angie said...

Diane - your blog is always a joy to visit. Your enthusiasm bubbles over in the photos and the text, and you always find a way to make me laugh. Like including the yellow inflatables with the yellow flowers. We've had a dusting of snow here the last two nights, and really cold temps, so it's nice to know somewhere has blooms and butterflies! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful butterflies, Diane! It is always a treat to see one flutter by or land on a pretty flower

riitta k said...

I can feel the sun in your photos, what a great thing to have a loooooong summer! I think I would change with you, if it were possible :))

Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful butterflies along with the wildflowers.
Surprisingly, we didn't seem to have as many butterflies this summer, not too many grasshoppers either.
Enjoy that nice warm weather and all that comes with it as long as you can.

Joy!

Vee said...

Oh yay! The pictures loaded for me; they weren’t yesterday. I always love to see the collages you create. And, not having seen a monarch this year myself, I love seeing yours.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Your butterflies are beautiful, Wonderful variety too! The flowers are all lovely. Beautiful photos and post. We are still having some summer temps.
Enjoy your day and new week, Happy October!

magnoliasntea said...

Love the "dressed" butterfly! It sure does look fancy.
Have a great week!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

The colors are just starting to change here. Love seeing the butterflies.

Lorrie said...

Butterflies! What wonderful captures! I think I saw fewer butterflies this summer than in others, so it's nice to see yours!

Kit said...

Such lovely pictures! What are those items? Floats? Have a wonderful October!Kit

Jeanie said...

Those butterflies are drop dead gorgeous! What wonderful shots!

Debbie said...

Pretty butterflies, and such wonderful photos! I love your new header! You are so blessed to be able to hike in such great places, and see all the critters that you see.
Debbie
xo

Terri D said...

I love the forest faeries!! Great photos, as always!!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I didn't think there could be a better name as butterfly. You proved me wrong. :-) I wonder if the Monarchs are changing their route.

Jill Harrison said...

enjoy hanging onto summer. We are in spring here and enjoying warmer days. Have a fabulous week and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

Red Rose Alley said...

That orange butterfly is really pretty. Such a vivid orange too. Summer has ended, and we are in the Autumn season. I am enjoying my favorite season. Yes, they look like forest fairies hehehe.

~Sheri

ps....just wanted to tell you that one of my blog friends dresses up her cute dolls too. I think you will like her post, nonie'sparadise, on my side bar. : )

BeachGypsy said...

Love all the pretty pictures, did y'all get out hiking any this weekend? I sent a couple emails, did you get them? Hope your week is going great!