Monarch Morning Moments in the Garden

@CarolDM (203454)
Nashville, Tennessee
September 3, 2020 10:43am CST
Was out early having coffee in the screen room. Saw some butterflies in Dustin's garden. Had my iPhone in my pocket, so I went out to snap some photos. To my surprise this beautiful Monarch made its presence among the flowers. I usually see these later in the day. Was pleasantly surprised to see one so early in the morning. And happy to get some photos. These butterflies will be leaving soon for their migration. I hope they can get all the pollen they need before their journey starts. *Update I was asked by @TheHorse if I had to tattoo my photo with my name. My answer is .... Yes I did have to tattoo with my name. My photos are often stolen.
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@marguicha (214968)
• Chile
3 Sep 20
I love butterflies. For me, they mean spring and warmth
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
Yes they do and summer as well. They usually visit here through the end of September but the monarch is rare to see.
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@marguicha (214968)
• Chile
4 Sep 20
@CarolDM In my part of the world, September is where spring begins.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
4 Sep 20
@marguicha Trying to keep up. with your seasons.
@DianneN (246336)
• United States
3 Sep 20
Another lovely surprise from Dustin!
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@DianneN (246336)
• United States
3 Sep 20
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
Oh you just brought chills, good ones to see his name. Thank you my friend.
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@TheHorse (204906)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Sep 20
Do you know how far South the go? We have massive Monarch migrations in California as well. Great shot! But did you really have to tattoo the poor thing with your name? I bet it hurt.
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@TheHorse (204906)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Sep 20
@CarolDM Thanks for the info!
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
11 Sep 20
@TheHorse No problem.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
Yes I did have to tattoo with my name. My photos are often stolen. Not a good feeling. I have written about the migration before. They usually fly to Mexico.
Article all about the how and why of Monarch Butterfly Migration. More Monarch articles here too.
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@just4him (305145)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Sep 20
That's a beautiful picture. I'm sorry someone steals your photos.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
4 Sep 20
Thanks but it happens on public sites.
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@just4him (305145)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Sep 20
@CarolDM I'm sorry it happens there.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
4 Sep 20
@just4him It is what it is.
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@thelme55 (76433)
• Germany
3 Sep 20
What a beautiful butterfly! I also put my name on my photos as they are mostly stolen, too.
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@thelme55 (76433)
• Germany
3 Sep 20
@CarolDM Yes, it is sad to know that some people are just lazy to take their own photos. What app do you use in putting your name on the photo? I use Phonto.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
@thelme55 I have a photos program that came with my Apple computer.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
They are the best. I have had too many stolen sadly.
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@DocAndersen (54413)
• United States
3 Sep 20
what an amazing shot
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
@DocAndersen I got many actually. Thanks!
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
Thanks, it was a nice morning. It made me forget about the humidity for a little while.
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@DocAndersen (54413)
• United States
3 Sep 20
@CarolDM plus you got another awesome butterfly picture
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@rebelann (111025)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Sep 20
Yeah, people tend to make a lot of noise about plagiarism but seldom think twice about stealing someones photo art.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
I know that is true.
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@RebeccasFarm (86180)
• United States
4 Sep 20
Your garden is a dream come true
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
4 Sep 20
Thank you.
• Germany
4 Sep 20
Lovely butterfly photo! Have a great day!
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
4 Sep 20
Thanks and you too.
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@wolfgirl569 (94523)
• Marion, Ohio
4 Sep 20
Nice photo.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
4 Sep 20
Thanks so much
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
3 Sep 20
What a beautiful butterfly.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
Yes they are thanks.
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@1creekgirl (40359)
• United States
4 Sep 20
Your photos are so beautiful and professional that you definitely need to protect your ownership.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
4 Sep 20
Thanks for saying that my friend.
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4 Sep 20
Pleasant surprise at such a time like you had in Dustin's Garden. I had one fluttering last Monday while I was manually cutting grass with garden scissors. So, I was really quiet when it came.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
4 Sep 20
Yes the garden has been full of surprises this season. Glad you saw one as well.
• Santiago, Chile
3 Sep 20
Amazing shot as usual Carol! This one should be in a gardening magazine ASAP!
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
@jvicentevalera Yes I do every chance I get.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
Oh there you go again! Thank you, very special moments in the garden today.
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• Santiago, Chile
3 Sep 20
@CarolDM I know you have a special time in the garden!
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@CinnamonGrl (7083)
• Santa Fe, New Mexico
3 Sep 20
Beautiful photo! I guess it was thinking early bird gets the first worm. ..only in butterfly terms, of course. Maybe I'm not watching enough, but mostly what I've seen here are small white butterflies. But I know others come through here.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
They probably come through and you don't even know it. It has been so hot and muggy, I have not spent as much time out as usual. Glad to have seen this one. Thanks!
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@NJChicaa (115863)
• United States
3 Sep 20
gorgeous
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
Thanks I was surprised.
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@LindaOHio (155165)
• United States
3 Sep 20
Another calendar-worthy shot!
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
You are too kind, I love spending time with these beauties. I was out there about 30 minutes.
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@FayeHazel (40248)
• United States
3 Sep 20
I'm happy you got that photo, thanks for sharing with us
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
Thank you!
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@Janet357 (75657)
3 Sep 20
I just love the action happening in that story.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
I am so glad you enjoyed!