Thursday, July 21, 2011

Butterflies are free









they really are

: : :

hangin' with the grandkids

one word
~ exhausted ~

P.S.  the cat is in hiding
P.S.S.  I want to join him
 (grandchildren, if you are reading this, I'm only kidding)
(fellow bloggers, if you are reading this, I'm not kidding)

54 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Good morning Reena...what fabulous butterfly pictures...what type of camera do you use?
I'm a beginning photographer but have loved it all my life.
C

Hanging with the g-kids cracked us up...your cat is smart I have learned over they years that munchkins have sticky fingers and they move like lightning. No g-kids here but we've had munchkins visit.
Hugs Madi

Mental P Mama said...

LOL....cats are so lucky;)

Kathy said...

Beautiful butterflies. I see so few of them these days. Where did they all go?

Kerri said...

How funny! And GORGEOUS captures!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful shots...my parents feel the same way about my kids:)

Tiffany

Daryl said...

Oh that first shot is a doozy .. maybe send the grands to a cool movie .. then you and the cats can come out of hiding

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I sometimes lament that I don't have any grandkids... but your post is making me reconsider. :)

The swallowtails are so pretty. Gorgeous shots, Reena.

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

Reena, what beautiful butterflies, they are free, indeed:)

oa.s

ladyfi said...

Oh my - you weave magic with your camera!

Jane said...

Have fun with your grandkids :-)

texwisgirl said...

LOL! hang in there! those are beautiful butterflies!

Jillsy Girl said...

That first one is over the top!! I'm jealous...you've stolen all the swallowtails!

Louise said...

You got some really beautiful shots there. Your butterfly bush sure does attract them. As for the grandkids, well, kids do tire one out, but, they sure leave beautiful memories to relive in your exhausted dreams.

Barb said...

Beautiful photos! I had to laugh about your post (I've been there) oops, hope no one I know sees this . . . ;)

Snappy Di said...

I'm so upset... just no butterflies around this year... I guess they all went to your house for summer vacation.. Great pics and thanks for sharing these lovely creatures with us!

Di

Sylvia K said...

These are breathtaking captures, Reena! And what gorgeous butterflies they are! I love your postscripts! People are always asking me if I don't miss having grandchildren and all I can say is that you don't miss what you've never had. My oldest daughter is married, but they decided early on not to have children the other three are single and busy!! Hope you have a great weekend!! Get some rest!!!

Sylvia

Patricia said...

Beautiful photos, and I completely understand about the grandkids ~

Debbie said...

gorgeous butterflies!!! those little ones sure can beat you up, where do they get all that energy. i feel for ya, one for just a couple hours = o.k......but several, at the same time = exhaustion.

Debbie said...

we will be praying for ya!!!!

Judy said...

Beautiful shots! I totally understand where you are coming from ;0

Tricia ♥Charming Barn Hunter♥ said...

LoL! I won't tell them... LoL! =)

I'm loving all the flutterbys lately! One of my daughter's friends, Tracy, died in a car accident the day after 9/11 (she was 18 - when my daughter was still in highschool) and during her funeral we saw a bunch of flutterbys at the grave sight fluttering around everywhere & since then we always think of Tracy when we see a flutterby... =)

Ashley Sisk said...

LOL - you're funny and the butterflies are lovely.

T. Becque said...

Lol. Love the blurred colors in the background against the butterflys.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Great images and I agree about grand kids. :)

Lesley said...

Beautiful shots! Your butterflies are amazing- we don't have anything so exotic over here(Scotland)

lisa said...

You are too funny Reena!
Your butterfly photographs are just gorgeous!
Hang in there!!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Expertly photographed! The colors are gorgeous in all of them.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful! is it just me or does it seem like there aren't as many butterflies around these days? Or is because I just don't notice them?

Jill said...

These shots are amazing! LOL at the references to the cats and kids.

Tess @ Pro-tography 101 said...

I never see butterflies anymorew. :( Pretty photo!

Hilary said...

Your post title is perfect. It was a fun movie, a lovely song and introduces your beautiful photos. And your cat comments made me laugh.

Dawn said...

Hehe....Bet you wish YOU were a butterfly;)))

Frank Baron said...

Very funny. And loverly butterflies to boot. Nice. :)

Rosemary Aubut said...

Awesome photos! Great presentation! Totally understand about the grandkids, just got to love them!

Jazzi said...

Pretty butterflies!! WE have had some on our flowers too. KIDS!! I know all about grandkids, I live with 2 of em!! I do remember when they came to live with us, I was EXHAUSTED with a Capital "E". And a few months ago when Addy came to live with us, her face turns pink when she was tired, well....let me tell you she was pink ear to ear and head to neck!! Hang in there, you do adjust. I do suggest fur some peace and quiet hop on a chair that is pushed under the table, they never look there!! BOL

wags
Jazzi and Addy

Elizabeth Grimes said...

What a beautiful blog you have! I had to check it out because of the "moments" in the title...mine also has that! :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What stunning shots!! If your grand-kids are anything like having a puppy, I've had a couple of moments where I wanted to hide too--But that's what my husband is for, to handle it for me!! :-))

Leontien said...

Free for one day!!!

Great shots and thank you for showing them!
Leontien

Tiffany said...

I always wondered what "Texwis" girls name was:)

Have a great weekend!

Tiffany

forgetmenot said...

Wow, butterflies are free and BEAUTIFUL!!! Awesome photos!!! Great job of taking such amazing shots. I finally got a couple of shots the other day--had no idea it would be so difficult. They just don't "pose" for you, do they! Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Misty said...

These are gorgeous!

Ann said...

LOL, smart cat :) Pretty butterflies

eileeninmd said...

Reena, lovely shots of the butterflies. I love the butterfly bushes too. I hope you are having fun with the grandkids. Have a wonderful weekend!

Jessica Vescera said...

Really great perspectives on these. Have fun with the grandkids!

CherryPie said...

I love the butterflies. I hope you have some time to relax and chill out :-)

rebecca said...

you are a flat out joy!

SueAnn said...

Beautiful photos!! And I feel your pain!!
Just had three of my grandkids for four weeks!!
Can you say..."need to sleep for a week"??
Ha!
Good luck and congrats on your POTW
Hugs
SueAnn

Country Girl said...

lol. and hey ~ congrats on potw!

TexWisGirl said...

congrats on your POTW dearie!

Daryl said...

Congrats on POTW!!!!!!!!

Bossy Betty said...

WOW!!!

Congrats on your POTW!

ds said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous butterflies! Funny funny commentary (have the cats come out of hiding yet?).

Congratulations on your POTW!

christopher said...

Wonderful images. Congrats on POTW.

Perhaps in another lifetime I will be able to take photos that well.

Out on the prairie said...

On a bike ride the other day I yearned to get a few shots on the swallowtails for a few hours. Finally we stopped at a beach to cool down and I see 3 species in 15 minutes.Very nice share