Surprise in the Garden

@CarolDM (45672)
United States
October 9, 2019 10:36am CST
Walking around in Dustin's garden this morning and a surprise visitor appeared. There are still blooms on the butterfly bush and the butterflies are still around. The temperatures were 53 this morning. I thought all of the butterflies were gone. Surprise! I was honored with a Monarch butterfly. So excited to see this beauty. I spent about 15 minutes snapping photos and a video of this one. I just read some special information about the October Monarchs. I attached a link if you are interested. Hard to decide which photo to share. I had so many to choose from. Seen anything exciting lately in your world?
Your BEST Monarch Butterfly information resource. Pictures, migration, life cycle, conservation, and links to more Monarch Butterfly websites.
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@Starkinds (17811)
• India
9 Oct
This is something amazing I like it
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
Thank you
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@LindaOHio (13066)
• United States
9 Oct
Another calendar-perfect shot! I'm glad you are still getting visitors!
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
Thank you, I was so excited. And to learn about these fall monarchs will migrate and live for months. Who knew! I should have known.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
9 Oct
Gorgeous shot! I have a feeling that Dustin came for a surprise visit. I’m fasting for our holiday and resting on myLot.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
Thank you and you are the first to say his name.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
9 Oct
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@ptrikha_2 (16976)
• India
10 Oct
@DianneN Fasting for Holiday? Was it for some festival?
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@Gillygirl (39803)
• Sutton, England
9 Oct
beautiful photo, g/f. I haven't been out today so nothing interesting here
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
Thank you and I hope you are doing ok.
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@Gillygirl (39803)
• Sutton, England
9 Oct
@CarolDM I am good, thanks
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@dya80dya (18491)
10 Oct
Your photo is amazing. Nothing exciting for me today.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
10 Oct
Thank you!
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@marlina (85267)
• Canada
9 Oct
Beautiful!
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
Thanks
@nela13 (24045)
• Portugal
10 Oct
Great shot, That butterfly is beautiful.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
10 Oct
Thanks, it was a definite surprise and made my day.
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@nela13 (24045)
• Portugal
11 Oct
@CarolDM your son sent it to make you smile.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
11 Oct
@nela13 Thank you, I believe he did.
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• United States
9 Oct
great pic! wonderful ya were able to get so many pics 'n a video, too :) i've seen a few 'round here, but the sun's been too bright'n the pics've turned out quite awful, lol. i think i got a video 'f a lil bird i aint sure 'f the species takin' a bath'n the waterfall. i don't reckon i'd paid much mind to 'em havin' 4 generations a year? interestin' the earlier'uns perish so quickly, whilst the last bunch 'f many months. so, thanks fer that link!
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
I took about 100! Was out there for awhile earlier. How cool to get a bird video. I had no idea about 4 generations. Interesting.
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• United States
9 Oct
@CarolDM 'tis easy to do when one's our obsession, eh? i've still not downloaded such off the camera. purty certain 'tis most likely wobbly. the front comin' 'tis kickin' my backside.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
@crazyhorseladycx Yes! Thankfully I can delete some of them.
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@HazySue (33337)
• United States
9 Oct
Beautiful shot of the butterfly. I too thought they were gone for the winter.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
Thanks, I am surprised to read about the fall butterflies.
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@HazySue (33337)
• United States
11 Oct
@CarolDM I haven't seen a one around here in the last couple of weeks.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
11 Oct
@HazySue They have mostly gone for the season.
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@JohnRoberts (91814)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Oct
Just the local coyote couple.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
The coyotes seem to have left since all the house came in.
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@thelme55 (23051)
• Germany
9 Oct
I love butterflies. This post reminded me of stalking butterflies in my tropical garden at home in the Philippines.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
I love these monarchs.
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@Corbin5 (159609)
• United States
9 Oct
That butterfly shot is so lovely. I am amazed that my petunias are still blooming. This weekend's cold temps will probably be the end of the petunias.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
Thanks, I was excited to see a monarch. You are right about the petunias.
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@Happy2BeMe (90620)
• Canada
9 Oct
Beautiful pictures. What a treat to see one.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
Thanks and I felt honored.
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• United States
9 Oct
That really is a nice surprise to have greeted you this morning
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
Yes it made my day for sure.
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@wolfgirl569 (24048)
• Marion, Ohio
9 Oct
Great shot. All I have seen the last couple of weeks are moths.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
I was caught off guard with this one today.
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@rebelann (56733)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Oct
Beautiful shot. I saw manarchs back in 1998 when I had a lot of columbine flowers because it was a wet year.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
Thanks, I was surprised and excited.
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@andriaperry (93741)
• Anniston, Alabama
9 Oct
Hey! I kid you not.... I had one just like this one on the confederate roses this morning.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
Oh wow, did you know the October monarchs migrate and will live for months? So cool.
@amadeo (102938)
• United States
9 Oct
Good afternoon.CarolDM the photo is great there
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
Afternoon, I was honored to see this Monarch.
@Janet357 (30789)
9 Oct
yes a very colorful bird but i forgot its name.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
I wrote about it, a monarch Butterfly.
@snowy22315 (76407)
• United States
9 Oct
You got a great shot! I haven't seen any butterflies around lately.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
I took so many, I was out there eat least 15 minutes.
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