Sunday, June 26, 2011

Orange Wings

Even with the very dry weather we had leading up to our recent welcome rains, the Golden Dewdrop (Duranta erecta) has been putting on new growth and blooming happily in the butterfly garden, in soft shades almost reminiscent of an Impressionist painting.

The soft colors quickly fade to the background when the orange wings of the Gulf Fritillary butterfly appear, as they do throughout the day, every day, in My Florida Backyard. This is by far our most common butterfly visitor, and our most populous caterpillar, as the tattered state of our passionvine can attest.

The ever-changing palette of colors in My Florida Backyard is always worth watching, in wet weather and dry.


  1. Exquisite! Great photos, FloridaGirl.

  2. Wonderful photos FG. Two favorite things in my gardens.

    Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady