Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful

daylily and lantana
Daylily and Lantana

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…

shy visitor
Shy Visitor

 …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:

caught ya'
Caught ya!

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:

I spy
I Spy!

 It probably thinks it is hidden–I took several of this one zipping out of the shot.

The wasps are noticing things. Gotta run!

See ya!

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

12 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful

    1. 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!

    1. 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. 🙂

    1. 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!

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