Sunday, August 9, 2015

Serene Sunday with the Buttie Pillars

Happy Sunday to all of you!

We wanted to make your Sunday feel a bit serene by sharing the photos Mom took when she visited the butterfly exhibit at Powell Gardens last week.

Mom isn't very good at remembering what each of the buttie pillars is named, but maybe Princess Leah can help us - she knows all about buttie pillars.

Isn't she pretty? 

This one is certainly interesting.

 And this one too.

Mom loved the blue ones - they were flying all around the building but too fast to catch on video. 

At first we thought this was a fish, but the butterfly was just closed.

Here is a close up of that "eye".

Such unique markings on this one. 

Coming out of the cocoon.

This time Mom remembered to include the label.

All the flowers there were beautiful too. They were selling a bunch of different milkweed plants that attract butterflies. 

This one was hiding behind the lovely flowers.

More of the blues. 

And one more blue one.

Hey, wait a minute, THIS is NOT a butterfly!!!

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest butterfly of all?

It's Miss C, of course.
We think she makes a lovely butterfly.

Miss C was the lucky one who got to go to the exhibit with Mom.  Her brother and sister were off doing other things.  But maybe they will all go back next weekend if the weather cooperates.

The buttie pillars loved her too - they wouldn't land on Mom but they were all over Miss C.

Tickle, tickle.

Maybe they didn't like Mom because she wouldn't let the caterpillars do this to her, but Miss C. loves bugs!!!

Now whoever heard of a caterpillar bush?

It might be fun to chase and catch those buttie pillars, but I think it is more fun to catch chase rabbits.

Yes, those buttie pillars are really beautiful.  I just wish they would fly over me and take away the evil monster who struck again over the weekend:(

It wasn't much fun at all, and I have been very sleepy since it hit me.

Thank dogness for comfy beds to rest on.

And ME - I have been taking good care of my sweet sister Ciara by sticking right by her side.

Hope you enjoyed our butterfly serenity - now go have a beautiful day!

Woos - Ciara and Lightning


Dory and the Mama said...

What beautiful buttie-pillars!!!!

Oh Ciara, we have our paws crossed and are sending POTP times four for you to feel better, and for that monster to STAY AWAY!!
Smiley Hugs!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Sue said...

What a pretty post. Our Mom loves butterflies too but we never even notice them. We hope that s monster stays far away from now on Ciara.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Gorgeous butterflies. We don't see very many...probably because we don't have flowers. So sorry to hear about the evil monster. We're happy Lightning is there to help you feel better.

C.L.W.STEP said...

What beautiful pictures! Wow!

Brian said...

Howdy sweet friends! Miss C is a darn cute butterfly. Hey, we have a butterfly bush but I've not seen even one butterfly grow there. Go figure.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh boy those are beautiful butterflies. The patterns are something else
Lily & Edward

KB Bear said...

Those butterflies are incredible. I love the one with an eye! I tried planting milkweed seeds but they didn't sprout... Miss C is one lucky girl, getting to hang out with all those butterflies!

I'm so sorry about the monster, Ciara. I wish that it would go away and stay away. Thanks for standing by her and helping her, Lightning. I think you're growing up (in a good way).

The Florida Furkids said...

The butterflies are gorgeous!

We're really sorry the monster came back. We sure wish it would go away and leave you alone.

The Florida Furkids

Ruby said...

OMD!!!!! What beautiful Buttie Pillars!!!!! Wowsa!!! And the shrunken peep looks FABulous with a buttie pillar on her face!!! Very cool!!!
Oh noes! Sorry abouts that evil monster visiting you again Ciara...Ma feels the same way after a bad my-grain. Just foggy and sleepy for days. I can't imagine how bad the evil seizure monster leaves you feeling {{{hugs}}}
Lightning, you are doin' a good job of watchin' over your Sissy. Nows, if you need helps catchin', I mean CHASING those wabbits, you just let me knows, and I'll be right overs....
Ruby ♥

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What a wonderful day!! I love every one of those butterflys,, They are so beautiful!

Wyatt said...

Butterfly gardens are so cool! But, rabbits ARE more fun to chase. Wouldn't it be neat if rabbits came in bright colors too!


Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow luk at all those flutterbys!!! they hav a playse heer wot has flutterbys sumtimes and i no mama and dada hav gawn to see them but they never got there fayses painted all pritty like that!!! i am sorry to heer the meen old monster visitted ciara agin stay away monster!!! we ar sending yoo lots of tail wags ciara!!! ok bye

Chef Sasha said...

Ciara, I am crossing paws for you. I am sorry you had a bad weekend. I can tell Lightening is taking good care of you. I hope you can rest.

The pictures are so pretty and the beautiful painted face is the prettiest of all of them.

Ziggy Out!!

sprinkles said...

Our zoo has a butterfly exhibit sometimes in the summer and I've been a couple of times. It's so amazing to see all of the different kinds.

So sorry you had a bad weekend, Ciara. I really wish there was something the vet could do to take it all away.

Jeanne Pursell said...

We are very sorry to hear about that monster coming back and we sure do hope that the POTP we are sending is helping!!

Now...the ButtiePillars...let's talk about them!! Our mama went to a place called Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina and they had a ButtiePillar house that had TONS of buttiepillars just like those!! Mama didn't get very good pics...yours are awesome! Thank you for sharing! LOVE them!!

Freya Rose Blossom said...

Wabbits or flutter bye's I'm not fussy what I chase, but I bet there were too many of em for me to catch em all. WOW what beautiful pics. Luvs 'em.especially the big big flutter bye who must be the flutter bye princess.
Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

Mark Muller said...

I wish that butterflies could chase that monster away... maybe when we invite them all, they can do that together? I love the blue butterflies and if Leah would know the name, that would be fine. It looks like the bestest blue jans on a summer evening :o)

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Gorgeous butterfly pics!
Sending lots of feel better purrs to Ciara.

Cupcake said...

I love these butterfly pics, they are so beautiful. I agree, I love the blue ones too. Miss C looks fantastic. I'm so glad to hear that she loves bugs, I bet she has a big heart for all creatures.

Ciara, I'm so sorry the evil monster struck again. I'm sending healing thoughts your way and I hope you feel better soon. Lightning, good job staying close to your sister, you are a good boy.

Love, Cupcake

Julie said...

Oh just look at all those beautiful buttie pillars!!!!! I is jumping up and down wiv excitments. Now let me see there's a Monarch, I luffs them! The pretty blue ones are Morpho's, they's actually brown but use light refractions to shine blue...clever pillars. The long tailed pale one I'd call an Indian Moon Moftie, the yellow one is the African Moon Moftie. The eye one wings closed is an Owl Buttie Pillar and with the wings open is a Buckeye Pillar. So many and sooo beautiful
Fank you sooo much fur showing me these, I hopes you enjoyed them as much as I haf looking at them
Now dearest Ciara, I haf my paws crossed that yous feeling lots better now sweetie, take good care of her Lightning
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Casey said...

Miss C is DEFINITELY the prettiest buttie pillar there! Ciara, we're SO sorry the evil monster came to visit you again this weekend. :( We're crossing our paws tight that you feel better soon.

Marg said...

Princess Leah you sure do know your buttie pillars. Those were gorgeous pictures.
Ciara, we are so sorry the evil monster came back We sure send lots of purrs that it doesn't come back any time soon. We have all our paws crossed for you. You all have a great Monday.

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Wow, those butterflies are really gorgeous!!!!
I am so sorry to hear that evil monster visited you again :( Feel better sweet pup
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Such beaWOotiful khreatures!!!

Thanks fur sharing them!

Of khourse, Holly wishes Lightning would share a wabbit or two!


Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Ciara, we are so sorry the Mean Monster came back to visit. Healing purrs he will go away for good.

We loved seeing all the butterflies especially the blue one, we don't have that one here and it is our favorite color.

The Army of Four said...

That seizure monster needs to STAY AWAY from you!!! Would you like me to yell at it for you? I'm pretty good at that sort of thing. Just let me know!
Those butterflies are SO beautiful! We can never remember their names, either, but Maggie loves to chase them!