With our still ongoing drought, these amazing souls are doing their best to bring us “colorful” although they never receive the benefits of irrigation like their veggie neighbors do. Good job, guys. But…
…several gorgeous others dropped in to give us a really good show. This one was terribly camera shy. The red wasps were NOT. I had to work quickly, dodge a bit, and get back into the house, pronto. Still, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw how many flashes of “colorful” they were willing to add to our fun, here:
I have no idea what kind of butterflies these are, except I know they are the faithful kind; they come to my lantana beds every year. Some new ones showed up this year, though:
I followed this one around a bit, and am so glad because…
…we get a glimpse of blue and red undies! Can you see it? If you click on the photo, it will zoom in for you. And, oh, look! Here is the shyest of them all:
It probably thinks it is hidden–I took several of this one zipping out of the shot.
The wasps are noticing things. Gotta run!
12 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful”
Why, thank you, Sanstorm! I had fun and am glad you liked it! 🙂
So glad the wasp did not get you, Kathy. Looks like you had fun.
Karen! It was such a nice surprise to go out and find a bit more color than I expected. Especially the daylily surprised me, but also, although I knew the flowers always attract the tiny butterflies, I did enjoy the big ones!
They are lovely pictures Mrs. Trauger!!!
Thank you, Sarah Elisabeth, for your kind words. I had a good time capturing these shots for my readers. 🙂
oh my gosh—you sure do have yellow lantana!!!!!!!!! butterflies and hummingbirds love them out here
Don’t see many hummers on the lantana, here, but are mine the exact same color as yours? Hmm? I would have sent a more recent photo, but these days, mine are scraggly-looking, frostbitten, etc. I will cut them back soon, and use the cuttings for more plants. Hope to surround the entire front and south side of the house with ’em. 🙂
Love the lantana photos 🙂
Aren’t they fun! I like lantanas because they can take the heat and drought. Just a dab of water brings them back into this lush bloom. And I like this wild yellow! 🙂 Thanks for the compliment!