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But to be really honest …

This is the photo I really wanted to post for SUMMER LOVIN’ …DSC00252

But I figured too many people would find it obscene.  I don’t know why, it has been sitting in a sunny spot on the lawn of the Missouri Botanical Garden for as long as I can remember.

DAILY POST Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

THIS WEEK, SHARE A PHOTO THAT SAYS SUMMER LOVIN’ TO YOU! For more information click here!

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SUMMER’S FINEST BLOOMS DAY LILIES

And yes the peach one is my favorite.

 

31 DOC – Ornamental Butterflies … Day 24

Today, I took a break from folding an origami butterfly, and took the opportunity to enjoy the cool July weather that returned overnight. I went trekking and used my camera to capture images of butterflies I spied on my trek around town. 

FIRST LAWN ORNAMENTS I DISCOVERED IN MY OWN NEIGHBORHOOD …DSC00229

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They both have a center fan segment that catches the wind of twirls. The wind also rotates the butterflies to keep in the direction of the moving wind.

On a somewhat grander scale there was this giant Monarch Butterfly and Blossem made from a multitude of Lego blocks.Monarch

It was part of a special exhibit in the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Climatron which is a multi-level tropical greenhouse encased in a giant geodesic dome. I’ll cover more of my  TREK to the Garden in tomorrow’s and Saturday’s posts. In other words, that means I took a lot of photographs that I have to go through before I can post them. By the way, have you ever seen of CORPSE FLOWER? You will in one of my next posts.

30DOC – Origami Butterflies … Day 6

Sunday is the sixth day of July and I’m still folding a paper butterfly in my 30 Days Of Creativity.DSC00101

THE BUTTERY YELLOW JENNY FLUTTERBY

Since I fold them, I get to name them. And please note that the names have no relationship to any butterfly living or dead.  Some I name on whim, some for a friend and this one for my niece and godchild who called butterflies FLUTTERBYS.

And here is a photo of a real butterfly that actually can be seen flying around Missouri.MoBut1

THE BLACK SWALLOW

I’ve actually seen these in my backyard. But not often.

And where would the butterflies be without the blossoms in my garden. Here’s what was blooming today …DSC00090

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY – JUST ORCHIDS

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MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN 2014 ORCHID SHOW

WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS: Winter Break

Missouri Botanical Garden - Orchids

Missouri Botanical Garden – Orchids

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

This week, show us a photo of whatever you’d like, but make sure it’s saturated. It can be black and white, a single color, a few hues, or a complete rainbow riot; just make sure it’s rich and powerful. 

CLF2CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL – MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

(Click on photo for larger brighter image.)

WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS – CUDDLY CACTI

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS – PRICKLY STAYCATION

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

 
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Sometimes, Mother Nature supplies all the color you could possible want.

Tropical Orchids – Missouri Botanical Garden 2013

Photo © Arele 2013

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