Sunday, July 12, 2009

A World of Rare Treasure

Today I thought I would share some of the gorgeous pictures of some rare and beautiful flowers and wildlife sent to me by different friends via e-mails. First is the Glass Wing Butterfly...............




It's wings are transparent thus giving it the name....Glass Wing


This Butterfly is found throughout the Central America to Mexico range....


It seems butterflies are becoming scarce. We have many butterfly attracting flowers in our yard but have only seen two or three all season.



Next is the Parrot Flower from Thailand...........




When these pictures surfaced on the Internet, they were so unbelievable that Snopes checked it out!







I could hardly believe it myself






How lucky are these girls to be witness to an entire bush of them?







I don't know the name of this bird or who sent me the picture but this is an awesome species!
UPDATE : Vicki Lane commented that this was an egret, so I looked it up. It is indeed an Egret, the Egreta Alba and it shows these plumes during breeding season!








My friend Maggie Stone sent me this picture of the Gold Digger Orchid




And this one of the Alligator Fern found in the Amazon Rain Forest...................





How sweet is this? A mother Black Bear in Wisconsin with a white cub?




Snopes checked these out too and found they were authentic!



I want to thank everyone for your comments and e-mails this past week! I don't know when I have ever had such a busy, sad, and hectic week. I read all the comments, tried to read as many of your blogs and comment as time would allow, but between canning, cleaning, book signings to attend and funerals, I've had a full week! I hope to get to everyone soon and answer those e-mails too! Have a great Sunday and a great week ahead!















20 comments:

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful pictures! I believe the white bird is an egret,

willow said...

Gorgeous photos, Carol. Sorry to hear you're having a sad week. Peace, dear friend.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Lovely Sunday viewing!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Vicki....I updated the info: thanks!

Willow.....thank you sweetie, I look forward to a brighter week!

Susan said...

beautiful photos ... I am an avid insect lover and that sweet white cub. Hope this week is peaceful and smooth. Lots of love from the Gang at 29 Black St.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Angie....thanks Cuz! I'm taking it easy today! I've sat through some awesome preaching at funerals this week and done some serious life reflecting so I'm just kicking back today enjoying the beauty of this world!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Susan...love to you and the les gang too! I'll be over to visit in a few!

Missy said...

The butterfly is beautiful! I love all of your pictures.
Have a wonderful week, Carol...

KB said...

I love the glass butterflies - what beauties. I wonder what causes a black bear cub to turn out white? A Polar Bear Father?

Janet, said...

those pictures are beautiful! I love the butterfly, parrot flower and white cub.

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, beautiful rare treasures indeed, Carol! Thank you for sharing them. Hope you're having a good Sunday, enjoying your beautiful farm, and cute puppies and all. My mantra, when things are not going well, or too much sadness hangs around is "I'm too blessed, to be stressed!" It helps to remember the good things in my life.

We had torrentail rains and fierce storms overnight. Even lost power for a couple of hours. But the power was back on early this morning, so I could get ready to go to church. I didn't like the storms, but am so thankful for the rain!

Later, gator. :-)

Renie xox

crochet lady said...

Awe inspiring photos. That parrot flower is incredible.

Elenka said...

Really enjoyed looking at those photos. Just beautiful and unbelievable! Nice.

NitWit1 said...

I especially loved the glass winged butterfly. Awesome!

The egret is such a graceful bird.

Some weeks it is a relief they are over...

Last week was too long for me. This week I go back to Springfield MO, but this time for fun, a photography workshop...

Hope

steviewren said...

The mama bear and her cub are so sweet looking....from afar.

Hope next week is a great one for you.

Carolyn said...

The butterfly is breathtaking. I didn't even know they existed. Wow. Thanks for sharing.

NCmountainwoman said...

What a feast for the eyes. I especially love the Glass Wing Butterfly. Here's hoping this is a better week for you.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Very gorgeous and unique photos Carol. I didn't know about the butterflys! How intriguing.

JStantonChandler said...

Gorgeous photos! I'll have to find more on the parrot flower. Unbelievable.

Sorry to hear you had such an awful week. I do hope this one is better. Peaceful and happy.

~Jennifer

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Those were all amazing photos Carol, and I especially liked the Parrot Flower! I noticed less butterflies and bees again this summer. That is disturbing.
Summer has also been keeping me very busy...it's hard to be inside on the computer when the weather is so nice.

So sorry to hear that you recently had some sad losses. Hugs and prayers for you!