Thursday, August 18, 2016

Teasels and Tiger Swallowtails

My contribution to TexWiscGirl's Good Fences #126.
My sister's crepe myrtle is still blossoming nicely along the fence line (as are the neighbors'):

Here's Amelia, always on the wrong side of the door:

I'm also linking to Carmi's Thematic Photographic 380 - Hidden: Can you spot the WIDE LOAD hidden in this picture?

I misidentified these as white thistles. They are actually teasels, a thistle relative.

You can find many critters hidden in the teasels, if you try. For instance, this Tiger Swallowtail.

Here is another. Note the teasel has spikes on top of the flower, unlike a thistle.

Update: Gilly and Bob both posted frog pics for the theme. Since one was hopping around the spa this morning, I'm joining suit.


Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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14 comments:

Linda said...

Amelia is sweet! And I love the butterfly.

Christine said...

Lots of interesting details & lovely sights
Thanks for the naming the teasel for us. Great shots of the butterfly on it!

Marleen said...

The butterfly is beautiful, and I love the photo of Amelia! A dog's life is hard ;)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Amelia is a cutie! The crepe myrtle and the butterfly are pretty! Great shots! Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

TexWisGirl said...

amelia is adorable! love the yard with all the blooming trees and pretty fence!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Hugs to Amelia

Gilly said...

Those butterflies are lovely! Our teasels are mauve, though. Never seen white ones. And do you mean to say Amelia was left outside there all by herself??? ;)

Bob Scotney said...

We don't see butterflies like that where we live. Amelia knows when not to stay hidden.

Tom said...

How nice to have a floating chair for your frogs.

Michelle said...

Great pictures of the butterfly and I LOVE the frog :)

Alexia said...

What a nice summery post - makes me feel jealous! I always learn something new from your posts, thunder - off to google teasels :)

Karen S. said...

Thank you for such a joyful post. As for the wide load, it needs the water now!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wonderful array of such a day in your life!!!
Yes I do see the wide load...something I NEED right now to go out to sea. lol

The butterfly images are very pretty, love the amphibian shots AND....not to forget sweet Amelia. She's gorgeous.

Ida said...

Those Crepe Myrtles sure are pretty by the fence. - Neat shot of the thistles and butterfly. I like frogs too.