Tag: butterfly

Butterflies of Maryland

The butterflies of Maryland are varied and colorful. Coming out in full force late summer, these beauties can be seen throughout gardens and landscapes. Maryland is a stopping place for migrating Monarch butterflies, and the Native Butterfly House of Ladew Gardens gathers them in the meadow and brings […]

A Buggy Day

It was a buggy kind of day. Some of those little things that hang around in the garden but are usually ignored. It made me look at things in a different way than usual. It was indeed the dog days of summer. When the season had grown long […]

La Mariposa Monarch

Monarch butterflies are one of those magical spirits that float in the air. With their delicate nature, they endure a grueling round-trip migration route of upwards to 3,000 miles from the Eastern North America to the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico. Mexico is where they are found in […]

Emerald Swallowtail

Perfectly posing within the Wings of Fancy exhibit at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland, the stunning Emerald Swallowtail stopped me in my tracks. Reminding me of the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz, this brilliant butterfly almost seemed out of place from the other butterflies. A spectacular […]

Butterfly Week

It’s Butterfly Week at Hoofbeats & Footprints!   Beautiful butterflies from around the world will be shared with you this week, compliments of The Wings of Fancy exhibit at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. An exclusive photography workshop offered through Capital Photography Center allowed us entry into the […]

To Meet a Flower

Bloom — is Result — to meet a Flower Emily Dickinson Bloom — is Result — to meet a Flower And casually glance Would scarcely cause one to suspect The minor Circumstance Assisting in the Bright Affair So intricately done Then offered as a Butterfly To the Meridian […]

Clearwing Sphinx Moth

Hovering over the bee balm this afternoon there was an imitator. Pretending to be as a hummingbird, appeared this Hummingbird Clearwing Sphinx Moth. An unusual visitor at the manor, this hummingbird moth dined on the bright pink blossoms, moving in circular fashion around each flower. Such an unusual […]

In the Meadow

In the meadow little butterflies drift along. In the meadow the wildflowers are caressed by a gentle breeze. In the meadow the air is filled with bird song. In the meadow little treasures can be found. In the meadow serenity can be found. In the meadow your true […]

A Butterfly

‘Twould ease — a Butterfly — by Emily Dickinson ‘Twould ease — a Butterfly — Elate — a Bee — Thou’rt neither — Neither — thy capacity — But, Blossom, were I, I would rather be Thy moment Than a Bee’s Eternity — Content of fading Is enough […]