Thursday, October 23, 2014

Autumnal Visual Feast


I wanted to share with you some photos of our garden this past week and give you a report on our Monarch butterflies.  Our Monarch butterflies continue to eclose.  So far, I have spotted 21 (there might have been more, but I was not home every morning so I don't know the actual number).  They usually eclosed sometime in the morning, flew around our garden and feasted on the various flowers for a few hours before they began their journey south.  For those of you who are new to my blog, you can read more about my Monarch experiment here.






















Enjoy this spectacular season, 
Christa


I am linking with

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Floral Friday Fotos
Orange You Glad It's Friday
Saturday's Critters
Today's Flowers
Mosaic Monday
Macro Monday 2






37 comments:

  1. wow a fabulous feast for the eyes. thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wonderful fall color, and the beauty berries are spectacular, along with all the gorgeous flowers with their pollinators, Great shot of the Hover fly. And the Monarchs are terrific too, I wish they came this way.

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  3. Hiya Christa,
    What a feast of colour and joy!
    petal.pics

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  4. So much beauty. Amazing pictures,Christa. Thank you!

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  5. Hi,Christa!
    Such beautiful fall leaves, along with those colorful flowers with butterflies and bees. Looks like a perfect paradise for small creatures.
    Let's enjoy this beautiful season(^J^)!

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  6. Those beauty berries are really such a striking color. And what gorgeous Monarch photos you took.

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  7. Wonderful autumn colors, love it! Exquisite pictures!

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  8. Such glorious photos, Christa. Your butterflies are beautiful, and the autumn colours are divine. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Bonny

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  9. The monarchs have been very busy here too. Lovely photos!

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  10. Indeed, this is a Autumnal Visual Feast!!! Thanks for sharing. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  11. Wonderful colours....love the purple berries!
    Lovely photos.....

    Happy weekend!

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  12. Terrific series...you captured some great specimens♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/orange-maple-leaf/

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  13. Christa you have a real spectacular season, your photos are just wonderful! So many Monarchs, the beautiful Lantana, the Callicarpa, all the colours are magnificant.
    Wish you a lovely weekend!

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  14. Marvelous collection of images. The colors are 'knock your socks off' and wonderful bokeh. Kudos!!

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  15. A feast of color for sure. I have been absent from FSO for many months. Just getting back in You obviously have a wonderful camera and great skill.

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  16. Beautiful pics. We used to have a milkweed right outside the kitchen window and more than once I got to watch monarchs eclose. (New word for me-I had to look it up. Thanks! )

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  17. I love those purple beauty berries. I tried to grow them in my gardens but I fear I am a tad too far north! I saw quite a few monarchs this year, which was a BIG surprise for me.

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  18. These are wonderful photos from your garden! I love all the colors od Autumn! So beautiful!

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  19. Wonderful flowers! Beautiful colours. I love the butterflies and the bees.

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  20. Fabulous colors! And I'm glad your butterfly venture is going so well.

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  21. beautiful fall color! nice to see so many monarchs!

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    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  23. Wow, gorgeous images. I love the pretty butterflies and the bees.. Lovely post..Thank you for linking up, have a happy week ahead!

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  24. Hi Christa, your photos are absolutely stunning. The flowers are gorgeous and the close-ups of the butterflies and bees are fantastic. Thank you so much for linking with Today's Flowers and I wish you a very happy week.

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  25. Your garden is really colorful, and I loved seeing the beautiful blooms along with bees and butterflies. Gorgeous!

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  26. So good to see your Monarch garden is a success. I wonder if they would like them on an apt balcony. Maybe I'll try next year.

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  27. So nice to see the monarchs and your beauty berry is stunning. I am so glad I planted one of these last year.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  28. I love the wunderful autumn colors! Unbelievable!
    ELFi

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  29. Wonderful colours on the trees. You can't beat Autumn for the spectacular visual display of nature.

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  30. Such beautiful photos - all that rich color. I've never seen the purple berries before. Gorgeous!

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  31. Wonderful "paintings" in the first photos . and a beautiful butterfly!

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  32. Autumn is so spectacular, what an explosion of color. I'm very impressed that you counted the butterflies!

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  33. Wonderful photos of autumn ! I am delighted with beautiful colors !

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  34. Brilliant, colourful photos, Christa!
    Thanks for participating in Floral Friday Fotos.

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  35. What spectacular color you have. The monarchs are so beautiful.

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