Tuesday, 26 August 2008

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between showers -
butterflies flit across
the garden.

16 comments:

Dick said...

A powerful image for this entire summer. The only butterflies I've located this year were all tucked up and fast asleep inside a folded curtain in our garden office!

mum of critters said...

ahhh yes, i wish we were having those summer showers, we need the rain. but alas, the mountains near us get the showers and we just get the humidity :-)

love the image it stirs up

furrybutts said...

We've been having showers here lately. It was extra heavy today, I couldn't step out of the office to get lunch!

It'll be nice to see butterflies though.. haven't seen any in a while :)

jack sender said...

as i water plants
bugs and butterflys
go flying out of the spray

if done to scale
and they were airplanes
i'd have blown them out of the sky

what do they do
that we don't know?

Art and Poetry said...

Nice one!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

wondering where they go in the rain... under a leaf?

Nathan said...

Funny, I was seeing this same scene in my own yard yesterday. We have flowers planted to attract them. This is monarch season here. Thanks for reminding me.

The Weaver of Grass said...

All the butterflies must be down your way - up here in North Yorkshire they are sadly absent this year. Love the image though.

polona said...

wonderful image... fewer butterflies here this year than the previous few... and the summer has been extremely wet.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Dick - yes, the whole summer,,,

mum of critters - wish we could have sent you some of our rain,

furrybutts - i hate when it rains at lunchtime! Stops me visiting the farm rabbits....

jack - interesting point!

art and poetry - thanks

Ascender - maybe in the curtains of Dick's office? I often wonder too though...

Nathan - I'd love to see the monarchs...

weaver of grass, polona - fewer butterflies here too, only whites in any number, far fewer darker, patterned butterflies... I've seen more interesting moths though...

Ernesto Priego said...

nice one! :)

Janice Thomson said...

We've had a lot of moths but few butterflies except for the cabbage butterfly. Love this haiku Juliet - it is the epitome of a summer day.

The Bunns said...

Between our rains
The slugs slither
and eat all in their path!!!!!

holly said...

I want to be there. In that garden.
The moths and butterflies around here are amazing. I need to go back to the GA Botanical Gardens!

Selma said...

I can just imagine them taking advantage of the clear skies. Lovely!

ardi k said...

I love this one. It takes me there. Nature's garden. Summer joy.