Monday, 12 January 2015

Peacock Butterfly

As a kid we had a Buddleia plant just outside our front door - many people called this plant Butterfly bush because of the numbers of butterflies it attracts.  While it does grow in Australia, it does not seem such a draw card for the old Lepidoptera!

This type of butterfly - The Peacock - is rather splendid.  As in the way with my mind, I can't help but wonder what it was called be from Peacocks became well know.

Sometimes, I feel my mind is not on the same wavelength as the rest of humanity!  Oh well.



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24 comments:

  1. It's a gorgeous butterfly. Lovely photos as well.

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  2. Your peacock butterfly is a real beauty. I just planted a butterfly bush to replace the one I lost in the drought, I like the scent. I find butterflies are drawn more to Abelias and Dahlias.

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  3. The Peacock Butterfly is gorgeous.. Great captures, Stewart.. I can't wait to see my butterfly bush blooming.. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  4. A real beauty!
    Have a great Monday!
    Lea

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  5. geweldig daar kan je gewoon weer naar verlangen.

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  6. Great shots of the butterfly Stewart.

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  7. Great shots of the butterfly Stewart.

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  8. What a great photo of this Peacock on the butterfly bush.
    Perfect photographed, Stewart.
    Best regards, Irma

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  9. Ah, a real beauty indeed, Stewart!! So colorful!! Hope you have a great new week!!

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  10. Beautiful butterfly! You got some great shots! Don't worry, sometimes I feel the same way you do....I think I march to a different drummer.

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  11. That is a beautiful butterfly and you've captured it well. Thanks!

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  12. Pretty butterfly- very colorful. These are nice shots- have a great day!

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  13. The butterfly plant and butterflies are beautiful! We had a plant like that at our house in Portland when I was a little girl.

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  14. You are right...I wonder what they did call these butterflies before people were very familiar with peacocks. Their coloring is just beautiful and you got some gorgeous shots on that "butterfly bush."

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  15. What a beautiful specimen! Love the purple eyes!

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  16. gorgeous images of a gorgeous butterfly.

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