Monday, August 15, 2011

Birds, Butterflies and Wildflowers of the Vermilon River. A Post to MWT.

Wild Lupins
 The nice thing about My World Tuesday is I can be as whimsical as I please, and today is just a series of photos that I like, with the only qualification that they were taken this summer.

The chipmunk is a fun shot because he is obviously hiding from me.

The Lupins are in a clearing on one of the trails and are breath taking in colour and extent. The Mountain Laurel is even more beautiful now that I know what it is.

Similarly, the Chestnut-sided Warbler is a beauty and now recognizable in his fall and spring plumage. Go back two posts for the clearing up of that problem. The female redwinged blackbird who started off  screaming at me as I was too close to her nest, and then decided to pose.

The female Hairy Woodpecker who was busy and illusive, and then suddenly posed also.

And finally the Swallowtail, who is just as fluttery as the small birds, but stayed put for a few photos.

A Post to MWT@
Wild Lupins.

Mountain Laurel.

Chestnut-sided Warbler Fall Plumage

Chestnut-sided Warbler Spring Plumage.

Female Redwinged Blackbird.

Female Hairy Woodpecker.

Eastern Swallowtail

Eastern Swallowtail
Female Hairy Hiding.


  1. Wonderful photos of the flowers, birds and butterflies. You do live in a pretty world there. Have a great week!

  2. loved it all. :) the first warbler shot made me smile!

  3. They are all lovely images, but the butterflies are just outstanding. So very pretty!

  4. That Swallowtail is stunning, and those are great captures. They're not that pale around here, with much more yellow in the wings. Is that pale color common there, or is that one lighter than normal?

  5. I love the Mt. Laurel. Is it fragrant?
    The fall Warbler is cute as ever.doing the happy dance to see him again.
    Loved the Swallowtail also. Our Easterns are yellow. Lovely to see them in white.

  6. Great post Gary! That first swallowtail picture is awesome. It has tons of depth to it for a close-up. Perfect focus and composition!

  7. ...I like this grouping too. I really does capture summer (the chipmunk is cute!).

  8. What amazing shots!!! Luv your blog header too.
    Barb in Texas

  9. Lovely shots! The chipmunk is so sweet and I love the wild lupines!

  10. A wonderful series Gary.
    I loved seeing your Swallowtail.
    We have one in the UK which is a stunner but is only seen in the south.
    I have never seen one.

  11. That Swallowtail is mighty impressive!

  12. flowers and birds combination works so well for a post. have a lovely week.

  13. Very pretty flowers and lovely birds and butterflies.

  14. Nice shots.
    I am just too saddened about Klaus.

  15. Beautiful birds and a wonderful butterfly!

    ps Do you know that you can change in the commentfield, that everyone can comment...then I and others can write name/URL ? Just a thought and it makes it a little easier for YOU to find the right post. Have a nice day :)

  16. Hi there - great set of pictures - you know that I like the woodpeckers, but the swallow tail is great as well.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia