Sunday, November 30, 2008

Today's Flowers

OK, so I do not know much about types of flowers but I am hoping that participating in Today's Flowers will help me to learn. So my plan is to post flower pics that I took and instead of identifying the flower and digging up a lot of info, like I do with birds and bugs, I am hoping that people from the meme might respond in the comment section and tell me what type of flower and maybe even a little bit about it. That way I and anyone else reading my blog might get a little more knowledgeable about flowers and plant life.
I took this picture back in August at the Carpenter Nature Center. I took the picture because of the Monarch but the flower really helps to make this a special pic. It is so colorful and beautiful.

18 comments:

troutbirder said...

Great picture. The combination is perfect!

Leedra said...

Looks like a beautiful Monarch (HAH) on a zinnia to me. The funny thing is I find butterflies all over my zinnias all summer. Never found zinnia listed as a flower that attracts butterflies. I understand it isn't a host plant but they sure do enjoy it while in bloom.

Shellmo said...

Gorgeous - the colors pop!

Kallen305 said...

I love the colors in the first photo. I agree that it looks like a zinnia to me too. Goregous

Meire said...

Beautifull, beautifull flowers!

Meire

shutterhappyjenn said...

Is that what a zinnia flower looks like? So pretty! And the butterfly in it made it more beautiful.

My flower photo is posted here. Hope you can pass by if you have time. Thanks!

People with Cameras said...

What a fantastic photo!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I am a big fan of photos of butterflies, and that photo is stunning.

Gill in Canada

Darla said...

I have to say it's a Zinnia as well and yes mam the butterflies love them.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

simply perfect...

Denise said...

Super photograph, a lovely flower and butterfly. I'm always happy when our blogging friends solve the mysteries of flowers we take. I've learned a lot through Today's Flowers.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I'd go with zinnia too. Both the flower and the butterfly are beautiful!

ramblingwoods said...

The same for me. I hope to learn about them from these generous people and it seems a natural transition from wildlife to plant life...A zinnia..now I learned a new one too..

Arija said...

Monarch and Zinnia make a great combination.

RuthieJ said...

Great Photo! Yup, that's a zinnia for sure. I've always had good luck with them attracting butterflies and even the occasional hummingbird in my backyard gardens.

fishing guy said...

EB: What a wonderful capture of a neat flower and butterfly.

Chris said...

Ouf!! This is an amazing shot... Beautiful colors and contrast between the butterfly and the flower... Great job..

Lilli & Nevada said...

I don't know anything about flowers either but this one is pretty so it don't matter, i also love the butterfly