Swallowtail Butterflies Enjoying The Heat

@CarolDM (192798)
United States
September 21, 2022 4:39pm CST
Went out for five minutes to take some photos. Could not last any longer with the heat. Not sure how others stay out in this heat. Much less work in it. So dangerous. We are at 95, feels like 99 F right now at 4:30. Crazy. Anyway, the hummingbirds and butterflies are loving the garden right now. A few birds visited the bird bath off and on today too. Snapped this large Swallowtail as he was flying up over the butterfly bush. So cool to see these on any day. I can feel so much peace watching them fly. So graceful. There was a Monarch earlier but I didn't get out in time for photos. Hope your day has been a good one. Fall arrives tomorrow and I hope it brings cool surprises here, as in weather. A good day for you? Photo is mine.
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@Juliaacv (70288)
• Canada
21 Sep
That is a great shot. I'm glad that the hummingbirds and butterflies are enjoy the heat in your area, its been a long hot season hasn't it? Our cool air will come in tonight, just in time for autumn.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
21 Sep
Thank you. I got lucky with this one, caught him as he was flying away. Yes it has been too long for me. We are suppose to be in the 50s in the morning. We will see.
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@Juliaacv (70288)
• Canada
22 Sep
@CarolDM I feel like once the cooler air arrives, you will be more at ease and perhaps the healing will finish up and you will experience less pain.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
22 Sep
@Juliaacv I certainly hope so. The heat will instantly bring in head pain. It has to get better soon.
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@DaddyEvil (95655)
• United States
21 Sep
We got a little warmer than you today... but only by one degree. Pretty and I went grocery shopping. We hurried carrying in the groceries... it was just too hot to stay outside. I did stop and pick ripe tomatoes before I came on inside the house and ate them for "breakfast" today. YUM!
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@DaddyEvil (95655)
• United States
21 Sep
@CarolDM Cooler for us tomorrow, too. That should be really nice! Thanks. We have bell peppers that are almost ripe, too. Looking forward to picking those. (We thought the high temps meant no bell peppers at all for us but since its cooled down, the plants are loaded with them now.)
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
21 Sep
@DaddyEvil I know. I hope it is here to stay. Stuffed peppers would be good. Glad yours are doing well.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
21 Sep
One degree today was not much. Too hot for me. Glad it is almost over. Looking forward to the 50s int he morning. Glad you got out early and enjoyed the tomatoes.
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@allknowing (105444)
• India
21 Sep
I hardly see butterflies here That is a beautiful one you go there.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
21 Sep
Thanks, he was flying up, up and away!
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• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
It's glad you have seen butterflies at long last
@rebelann (101776)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Sep
Kool shot. I've never seen one of those but at least I have your shots to look forward to.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
21 Sep
Thanks, got lucky here. He was flying way up. I will miss these visitors. I will enjoy them until the last one is gone.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
22 Sep
@rebelann Thanks for your support always.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
You are right
@Deepizzaguy (71842)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
21 Sep
Nice pictures of the butterflies on this post. It is a warm day here as well even though the humidity is harsh on me when I have to stay outside for a short period waiting for the school bus to bring home my nephew from high school this afternoon.
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@Deepizzaguy (71842)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
22 Sep
@CarolDM i know what you mean since there are many news reports of persons dying for staying out in the heat for too long of a time.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
21 Sep
Thanks, I caught him flying away. So nice to see them still in the garden. I have to limit my time as well.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
I am glad that you enjoy the photos
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@VivaLaDani13 (56746)
• Perth, Australia
22 Sep
@CarolDM What an amazing capture! So beautiful. How are you doing Carol?
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• Perth, Australia
25 Sep
@CarolDM Thank you, really good to see you too. I am glad you're still doing good. I hope the heat doesn't get to you and you just continue to be well in general.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
22 Sep
So good to see you. I am better but still having to be careful with the heat. Hope you are doing well.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
So nice
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• China
22 Sep
Well taken the photo!Monarch,Swallowtail,hummingbirds and butterfly bush ,what a busy garden !
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• China
23 Sep
@CarolDM Ah,what's up with the garden !
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
22 Sep
Appreciate you. The garden will be gone soon. Enjoying each moment.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
It must be a very busy garden my friend
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@RasmaSandra (58084)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Sep
Such a great shot and lovely butterfly, We have 82 now and rain coming down,
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
21 Sep
Thank you. glad you are getting rain.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
So glad you are blessed with rains today
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• United States
22 Sep
That picture is gorgeous Carol and almost doesn't look real. You certainly have a knack for photography Sorry you're dealing with so much heat. We have rain this morning to welcome Fall and it's only in the 60s right now
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• United States
22 Sep
@CarolDM enjoy your day too and hope you get a break from all that heat
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
22 Sep
Thank you so much. I was excited to get his one as he flew up up and away. I have been using my iPhone, mush easier. So far it is better today. Enjoy your day.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
22 Sep
@Marilynda1225 Thanks and you do the same. Mush better day today.
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@andriaperry (114860)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Sep
Awesome picture. I don't mind the heat.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
22 Sep
Thanks and so good to see you.
@LindaOHio (104159)
• United States
22 Sep
Cool photo. How are you feeling? It was an OK day for me.
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@LindaOHio (104159)
• United States
22 Sep
@CarolDM I hope they give you a clean bill of health on the 3rd. Take it easy and get better soon.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
22 Sep
Thanks so much for always asking. Much better. But a few issues to deal with I am told are normal. Still easy to overdo it. The heat still gives me headaches. But the major pain is gone I hope. Oct 3rd is my last (hopefully) post-op appointment.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
Very true
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@SonjaRae (15084)
• United States
25 Sep
What kind of butterfly bush or what plants might you suggest I could put on my balconies for next year that would attract butterflies
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@SonjaRae (15084)
• United States
25 Sep
@CarolDM Thank you I’m gonna make myself a list of things to look for at the nursery
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
25 Sep
@SonjaRae There are so many more. I know you will find plenty.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
25 Sep
There are so many. Anything that has nectar. Milkweed grows wild here, and they will lay eggs on it, if you can find it, get it. These butterfly bushes can be confined in planters. Salvia, sunflowers, hollyhock, phlox, and so many more.
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@porwest (58603)
• United States
22 Sep
The weather snapped and now we are in the 60s. Not sure how much work in the yard I will get done this weekend though. We pick up the camper on Saturday and I think it will take up most of the day with all we have to do. Sunday may be spent doing some practicing or whatever with it. Pretty butterfly.
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@porwest (58603)
• United States
23 Sep
@CarolDM Yeah, The camper will consume the entire weekend. It will be interesting to say the least. lol We are excited about it though.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
23 Sep
@porwest I know you are both excited.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
22 Sep
That is great for the first day of fall. Your time will be all about the camper this weekend I have a feeling. Thanks, love these swallowtails. They are larger than my hand.
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@LouAvul (1147)
21 Sep
I think it was 94F here today. Come on, Fall!
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
21 Sep
And the humidity was crazy. Cannot wait until the 50's in the morning. We will see if it happens.
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@RebeccasFarm (74147)
• United States
24 Sep
Oh my Carol!! That photo is fantastic.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
24 Sep
Thanks, I was so excited to see him fly away.
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@LadyDuck (409239)
• Switzerland
22 Sep
This is very large and beautiful. It has been very cool all the day here. The days are getting colder. It is colder than the past year September.
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@LadyDuck (409239)
• Switzerland
23 Sep
@CarolDM They are so beautiful, I have never seen butterflies so big here.
@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
22 Sep
Thanks, they are larger than my hand and I love these in the garden.
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• Peoria, Arizona
22 Sep
Swallowtails are one of my favorite butterflies! So pretty! It has been decent weather here actually, but it is going to warm up a little bit next week. I was kinda hoping to not see over 100 again, but alas...we don't actually get autumn here, so warmer weather it shall be.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
22 Sep
Glad you enjoy these beauties too. Hope you are doing good these days.
• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
Very pretty I tell you
23 Sep
the butterfly is really marvellous
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
23 Sep
Thanks I have to agree with you.
@oahuwriter (26155)
• United States
22 Sep
Thanks, me too, prefer cool weather. Beautiful picture! My day, good. Dental visit, another area needs to be fixed. Finished my errands. Nice, but warm sunny day.
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@oahuwriter (26155)
• United States
22 Sep
@CarolDM So am I... but not for today, it's 84°F and so humid.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
23 Sep
@oahuwriter Not cool here today but much better and I hope we both get cool soon.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
22 Sep
Thanks I am waiting on cool soon I hope.
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@Rashnag (28871)
• Surat, India
22 Sep
Beautiful picture. Sorry to hear about the weather. Stay indoors and stay hydrated. Have a good day. Take care
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
22 Sep
@Rashnag Thank you I will do that.
• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Sep
You too