Sunday, August 26, 2012

Summer's End

Weather has broken which means the fat lady is packing her ancient dusty trunk with overheated memories and planning on heading south where she can lounge by the swimming pool for a few months while sipping something cool and intoxicating and telling tall tales to anyone who will sit by her side and listen.  Each year when I think she is too much of a personality to handle, I also find that I regret the departure of her in-your-face attitude.  I find I miss that heavy perfume she insists on wearing and the multi-colored scarfs that she drapes here and there.  So go read the old post above, and then come back and enjoy the butterfly parade.



Not a native but taken in the museum butterfly arboretum.




18 comments:

Terri Buster said...

Beautiful creatures those butterflies! Love your header- so pretty!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Enjoy your life....

Joanne Noragon said...

Fare well, but only until we meet again. Beautiful butterflies.

Brian Miller said...

nice....really love the beautiful sky dancers...and if the summer is at an end i look forward to the crisp mornings...

Red said...

Super butterfly shots!

Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Normally, I enjoy summer, but for this year I am quite ready to see the fat lady go...love the butterflies!

Linda Reeder said...

It ain't over until the fat lady sings. She has until September 22 to finish her song. I'm holding on for a while and not letting summer go.

lime said...

just lovely. i have such a hard time capturing them because they are so quick.

Lynn said...

Beautifully written bon voyage, Tabor. Thank goodness she forgot her butterflies when she packed up and left you. They are exquisite.

Mage said...

Lynn and I agree. The air is cooler here for a few brief days, and I have seen a few of her winged creatures here too. Bon Voyage I wave longing for the cooler days.

Celia said...

Thank you for your photos and showing us the beauty that still exists in the world.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Wow, a great variety here! A fantastic butterfly series.

Dave King said...

But what an end! Superb!

Kat said...

Woah! Those are gorgeous shots! I always have the hardest time catching a good butterfly pic.

Pauline said...

Catching up on all your entries - I've been inundated with end of summer events. Loved the with of the woods ;)

Beautiful photos and text, as always. Thanks, Tabor!

Hilary said...

Beautiful flutterbys. The colour of that first one is amazing. I always mourn summer's end.. sigh!

Dave said...

Wonderful variety of butterflies Tabor - Dave

RedWillow ~ a Beauty seeker said...

Beautiful Beautiful. Ive been to Hawaii for the last three years in the winter. I really want to stay a month this year instead of 16 days.
I love it. Its cool mornings and nights and I do love the sun during the day.
Have an awesome day.