Friday, December 18, 2009

Backyard Butterfly Photography - Butterfly House

"If nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies" - Unknown

While I won't be able to photography butterflies this winter, I will be able to provide habitat to attract more butterflies this spring.   I am working on a couple of butterfly houses that I will post pictures of soon.   Garden Gate Magazine offers plans for the butterfly house on their website.  The house gives butterflies a resting place or protection if a storm passed through.  I stained my boxes, but many people believe that by painting them a bright yellow, pink, red, etc that more butterflies will be attracted.   You also need to install bark to the inside so the butterfly feels like it is resting on a log.

Humor for the day - Requesting a three day pass

An Israeli soldier who just enlisted asked the Commanding Officer for a 3-day pass.
The CO says "Are you crazy? You just join the Israeli army, and you already want a 3-day pass? You must do something spectacular for that recognition!"
So the soldier comes back a day later in an Arab tank!
The CO was so impressed, he asked "How did you do it?"
"Well, I jumped in a tank, and went toward the border with the Arabs. I approached the border, and saw an Arab tank. I put my white flag up, the Arab tank put his white flag up. I said to the Arab soldier, "Do you want to get a three-day pass? So we exchanged tanks!"


Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Beautiful! The flower just makes it perfect.

pixelshots said...


its a nice closeup.what is the camera you using.

Steven said...

Nice catch.


OOH - that's gorgeousness. I love those colours. Nature is SO beautiful. A feast for the eyes. How lucky are we really to live on such a beautiful gorgeous work of art, that is this planet. Delicious photography.

I'd love to feature your blog over at

IH said...

I've never seen such an amazing photography blog before.
I'm really impressed by your photography and the info you share with your them.
Best Wishes,
Ibn Hanif

no1duzitbetta said...

Where I come from December 18th is cold, it's my wifes b-day mine is 2 days later, where in the hell you find a BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY shot like this at? Nice Angle.