Monday, July 19, 2010

The Monarch


The first monarch of the season was seen here in early July. I photographed its arrival from my canoe. It followed us up the river dancing over marsh grasses and pausing in trees as if overjoyed to be part of our trip and eager to show us the way.  If the monarchs are arriving, can fall be far behind?  ( I guess I will have to stop complaining about the heat.)

13 comments:

slommler said...

Now you just had to go and do that?? Mention the "f" word. It is summer, darn it and don't forget it. Mentioning the "f" word only brings it on sooner!! I broke out in a cold sweat!!
And the Monarch is a real beauty even though he is tied to the "f" word. He is gorgeous!
Hugs
SueAnn

Sarah Lulu said...

Oh so beautiful and that must mean not so far to spring for me!!!!!!!!

Leah J. Utas said...

Gorgeous. Change of seasons is inevitable. May as well enjoy it.

One Woman's Journey said...

They are spotted in my garden.
I ask myself "where has the year gone?".

Brian Miller said...

oh how pretty...we were at the river yesterday walking up one of the tributaries and came upon a whole flock of butterflies...we have a lot of the yellow and balck and the black and blue...

fall...my fav season so i hope just a bit.

Bossy Betty said...

So pretty! No more talk of fall though! I am not done with summer!!

Beverly said...

The butterflies in my life always appear when the camera is in the house! I really enjoy the warmer weather....being outside...but, the heat is so intense these days, that I am about to melt!

Ily said...

What a beautiful close-up! Nice colors.

PS - I had to actually check the date of this post when I saw you used the "f" word. I welcome fall, btw, because in Miami THAT'S when it feels like summer. :)

lakeviewer said...

Oh no! Not Fall, not yet. I have not had enough sunshine and heat.

Claudia said...

This is a beautiful picture - but I hate thinking about autumn as well...I would love to have summer forever!

sweetmango said...

oh i love the way that you described the monarch's journey along the river with you...it was lovely, as must have been your day <3

sheri said...

tabor, your photography is simply breathtaking! i don't know about the rest of those 'summer lovers' but i could use some relief from all the dreadfully hot days!! i'm so glad that you shared this...you've got such a keen eye for the smallest of creatures!

deb said...

I love them though,
last night I heard the first crickets in the heat of the dark,
and thought the same thing.
It's sad,I think it has gone too quickly this year for some reason.