A Monarch at Last!

Monarch feeding on Buddleia

Monarch feeding on Buddleia

Finally, this morning, we found  beautiful Monarch butterflies, sharing a display of white Buddleia  davidii with  Painted Ladies, at the  Homestead Garden Center.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Such a pleasure to finally spot one in our area, fueling up on nectar, preparing for the long migration south.

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Monarch enjoying nectar before it begins its migration south.

Photos by Woodland Gnome

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Lifelong teacher and gardener.

7 responses to “A Monarch at Last!

  1. Your monarch is beautiful, I can never get that close to take pictures of them when they are in my garden! Looks like the snow and sleets in coming in on Tuesday all day and Wednesday, are you ready!?

    check out my cheesecake with strawberry topping post,
    Michael 🙂
    http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/strawberry-topped-cheesecake/

    • Hi Michael- Your cheesecakes are always gorgeous. I haven’t gotten to visit your blog yet, but hope to today. I spent the afternoon finally at the doc getting a Rx, and the evening with Ringo and Paul. I’m looking forward to checking out your recipe. A shame we can’t post tastes or sniffs as easily as we post photos….. Best wishes, WG

    • Thanks for the kind word on the photo. The butterflies just get blissed out on the Lantana and ignore me completely. We’re in search of the elusive ice melt at the moment, but otherwise are bracing ourselves for round 3. Stay warm, WG

  2. Forest So Green

    Hurray that the butterfly visited you, it is so windy here today, I think the butterflies are being blown south 🙂 Annie

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