Thursday, June 16, 2011

I Wanted to Share

Hi. I know it's been at least a month since I've done this. Hope I remember how. Without getting into a whole lot of detail, my family has been going through some changes lately. So I've been focusing most of my energies at them.

But I saw something outside my kitchen window yesterday evening that made me grab my camera and run outside. That really hurt I tell you. I negleted to put shoes on and had to run over gravel to get this photo!!
I think it was worth it however....




Isn't it beautiful? My question to you is, does anyone know what this is? A Butterfly or a Moth? And what kind? I tried Googling this and came up with nothing. So if there are any nature experts out there, please let me know.

That's all I wanted to share with you. Oh and I think I may be back for awhile if all goes well.

29 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Welcome back, but I don't know about the butterfly/moth.

Rebecca said...

All I know is that it's pretty! I would have said "butterfly" - but what do I know? I like those flowers, too (but do you think I can remember THEIR names either?!?!)

Maria said...

Hi Diana!
So nice to visit you!
I think your butterfly is a zebra swallowtail.
You can compare the photos here

Sooo very pretty! I hope all is well ~ everyone healthy & happy ... God bless you, Diana*
Glad to "see you" again!
*Maria

Diana said...

Hi Rebecca,
The flowers are Cone Flowers, that much I do know!! Love Di ♥


I do believe that you are correct Maria. Isn't it just beautiful? Now I will have to look and see if there are any Paw Paw trees nearby!!
Love Di ♥

jules said...

Good to hear from you. I've been waiting for you to pop up in my blog roll.

I have no idea about the butterfly but that sure is a gorgeous pic. I always seem to miss a good shot like that.

Wanda..... said...

Lovely photo, Di...my purple coneflowers aren't blooming just yet, but I do have lots of Paw Paw trees, well they look more like bushes than trees though and the fruit disappears before maturing!

I can not run on gravel!!!

Dee said...

Wahoo..your back. I think it is a swallow tail butterfly. Now if it was on a light bulb and it was towards evening I would say it is a moth.

Gail said...

HI DI - lovely 'come-back' :-) the picture is beautiful despite your soar feet! And I have no idea if it is a butterfly or a moth - either way it is so beautiful - nature's best. SO good to see you my friend.
Love Gail
peace.....

Arlee Bird said...

I have no idea what it is, but the photo is beautiful. Good to hear from you and hope all is going well. Have a great summer.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Cinner said...

Hi Diana, glad to hear you are okay, I can just see you scooting over the rocks in your bare feet. I don't know what it is but it looks beautiful to me. hugs to you.

Talin's Corner said...

Don't know, but it's gorgeous. And your captured it perfectly.

Jacquelyn Stager said...

what an award winning photo! love it!
thanks for visiting me today. I, too, have been "behind" in blogland. Hope to get back there real soon!

Rob-bear said...

So glad you are back! So sad you've been through much unpleasant stuff.

The butterfly is a Zebra Swallowtail. I'm not familiar with it; it's cousin the Tiger Swallowtail is common in these part — it has much more yellow.

Donna's Book Nook said...

The butterfly and flowers are beautiful! So glad to see you back--hope you can continue. I trust all is well with you and yours. Donna

Geoff Maritz said...

Yay! She's back. Welcome my friend.
Now there is something I can never get right, butterflies seem to be very camera shy or possibly too busy to stay still, who knows. Great picture and great to hear from you again. Lots and lots of love, Geoff.

All Dolled Up Doll Clothes said...

Hi Di,
Though I don't know what it is, it's beautiful, especially on against the pink of the flower.

I hope everything will work out for you and your family, whatever the issues may be. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs to you
Terrie

Lois Evensen said...

What a great image. I don't know who your visitor is, either, but he surely is pretty.

Happy Sunday,
Lois

Jilda said...

wow, so glad you took the photo!
I think it is a butterfly, the contrast of colors and patterns , should be in a magazine.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady and good morning.
Your garden looks Beautiful Di. I love your comments on my new Tablescape so sweet. I hope you have a Great Week with your lovely family.
XXOO Diane

Maria said...

Hi Diana!
Oh I would LOVE to know how to make watermelon ice! Thanks for the suggestion!!!
*Maria

Geoff Maritz said...

Just popped in to give you a hug and a kiss, love Geoff. >(xx)<

Linda Higgins said...

Hi Di! so pretty! My guess would be a buttermothfly. lol. ??? so glad to see a post from you! hugs

Margaret Pangert said...

Hey, girlfriend! Glad to see you're back! Hope all is well.
That photo is gorgeous! I did a little googling, too, and came up with maybe either a Zebra longwing or a zebra swallowtail. Hard to be sure. I don't think a moth would light on a flower, though.
Best to you and your family, Diana~ Love,
Margaret xo

Life 101 said...

Very nice!

Barb said...

Hi Di, Glad to see you posted. Hope you'll soon be a regular again. Is that a Zebra Swallowtail? I love the pink Echinacea plant, too. Hope you're surviving in the heat and humidity! It's cool in the mountains and the snow has finally melted from my yard. Happy 4th!

Ginnie said...

I just popped over to wish you a Happy 4th of July and I'm so glad to see that you're back with us!
I hope your respite gave you strength and serenity.
Hugs.

Eileen said...

I've tried commenting before but I keep getting a message saying that 'Service in unavailable'! Ugh!

LOVE your zebra looking butterfly! Great photo! Thanks for sharing it.

I miss everyone and I miss blogging and visiting!

Ray and I are so busy here on the weekends though, we dismantled my closet (a tiny bedroom that Ray made into a closet/storage room for me), I did a lot of purging, and put lots of things in the attic, Ray took down all the shelves and hanging poles, we painted the room, and then Ray built a platform bed for Katie. (I should have taken before and after pictures.) Anyway, this weekend we have a party to go to on Saturday and another on Sunday, so we won't be doing any work here, but after that we'll get started on a nursery for Eoghan (pronounced Owen, that's the name Katie decided on for her baby boy), he'll be here in about ten weeks and we still have lots to do!

During the week I'm busy occupying Jayden and this week the poor little guy has a virus, so I'm busy cleaning up after him. Also, my cousin is here from down south and I'm busy trying to help her with a situation she's got going on.
And we have a little 'drama' situation going on here in the family too. Never a dull moment.

But I think of you so often, Di, and I keep you and your family in my prayers.
Love to you, E

Teresa said...

Hi Di,
Good hearing from you. Miss everyone and hearing about what is going on in their lives. I am going through a bit of a trial, nothing new for me it seems.

"This too shall pass".

Lots of drama going on in my family too, however, I have taken a step back and away from it. Just listening and praying.

Love ya
TT

I loved your photo. I love butterflies!!!

Tranquility Speaks said...

Hi Diana!

I hope all is well at your end and the challenges haven't been huge!

A very pretty picture. Take care of yourself.

Loads of love!