Friday, August 12, 2016

TODAY'S FLOWERS #418 - August 12th, 2016

Please click on the red lettering if you want to read more information and also want to follow the memes at the end of this post.

(I am using a lot of the flowers I found in Big Meadow that I posted in last week's Today's Flowers post  This is the Ox-Eye Daisy, as are those in the next photo.)  


Thank you to all who participate in this meme, and for every comment left.  They are all read with great appreciation.


Today's Flowers opens on Friday at 12.00 a.m. and closes the following Thursday at 11.55 p.m.  We welcome blogging friends to add their favorite flowers during that time.  If you think you would like to participate you can read more information at this link.  

(One of the dozens of bees I saw that day, this one enjoying the Spotted Knapweed.)

As I am running low on time and as I took lots of photos of butterflies and other critters on this trip, I am also linking with Eileen and Misty in their critter memes, links below.







False Sunflower (?)





(Frittilary)


(EasternTiger Swallowtail with one behind the leaf)


Today's Flowers was created by Luiz Santilli, Jr. Thank you Luiz!  I am now its host. 


I am also linking with the following memes as they become available, with my thanks to our hosts.  Please click on their names to visit other participants.

Nick at Floral Friday Fotos

Aquariann at Flower Friday

Laura at iHeartMacro

Pamela at Garden Tuesday

Eileen at Saturday's Critters

Misty at Camera Critters 





42 comments:

  1. Thank you. There is a lot of beauty and ephemeral magic in this post.

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  2. Absolutely splendid pictures! I have seen those black butterflies.So they are a different kind of Swallowtail? I have not been able to find out what they are. The Ox Eye daisies are perfect! The bee and butterflies are just wonderfully photographed! The milkweed bug is a good bug for Halloween!

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  3. Here we are again ;-)
    You catched so much beauty all around!
    Have a happy weekend, Denise!

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  4. Beautiful! I love the butterflies. Have a great weekend, Denise.

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  5. Wow the butterflies - am green with envy:)

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  6. Hi Denise,
    marvelous photos of the dasies, the butterflies, the bug and the other flowers. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  7. Your macro photography is brilliant.

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  8. Heisann... wonderful close ups of flowers and bugs ;:OD)

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  9. Nothing more pure and beautiful as a white daisy!! Your photos today, Denise, are magical.

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  10. I don't recall ever having seen a milkweed bug, Denise! How lovely! Your photos are so beautiful! We are supposed to get some much needed rain here in Montreal today and tomorrow and after all the high heat and humidity I am looking forward to it. Thank you so much for sharing, dear friend, and I hope you have a great weekend!

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  11. The butterfly stole the show in the last picture. All flowers are beautiful and I like the way you displayed the first daisy. Very effective.

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  12. Beautiful flowers and their visiting bees, butterflies and bugs!

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  13. Beautiful series of photos! Love the bee!

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  14. Beautiful flowers and critters shots. Have a beautiful weekend! Thank you for hosting.

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  15. Hello, Denise! Gorgeous flowers and butterflies. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  16. the flowers are gorgeous as are the butterflies. I am so glad you included those bugs they're beautiful especially the orange and black

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  17. Happy Friday! What a beautiful collection of photos. How sweet that the swallowtail and skipper are sharing the same flower. ^.^

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  18. I love the knodding onion. That's a beautifully composed shot.

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  19. The flowers are beautiful. My favorite pictures are those of the butterflies.

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    1. Cheerful and pretty shots! The butterflies are a welcome sight.

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  20. Neat how the Skipper and the Swallowtail share a flower. good to see the bees back this year. I have oodles out front for a change. I can do without those milkweed insects. Had a million eating my milkweed last year.

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  21. Fotografias maravilhosas.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
    Andarilhar

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  22. There's nothing like flowers ... and these are beautiful.
    So are the butterflies.

    All the best Jan

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  23. The flowers and butterflies are beautiful.....and the Milkweed bug is amazing.....lovely shots!
    Happy weekend Denise!
    Ruby

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  24. Dear Denise,

    I mean how beautiful are your pictures???
    And these macro pictures are gorgeous.
    You captured just so perfectly the beauty of life.
    Best wishes to you - Julia

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  25. Hi Denise, Wow your Butterflies are stunning, the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is absolutely something special, what a beautiful Butterfly, but they are all superb. Mind also enjoyed your flowers. Really well done, have a good weekend. Regards John

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  26. A fabulous group of photos. Love the flowers and so many insects. Great photography.

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  27. Beautiful flowers and your butterflies are outstanding.

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  28. Amazing shots, especially the butterflies!

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  29. Hello, Denise! Gorgeous shots of the butterflies and bees. The daisies are a favorite too. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  30. Denise these are amazing! Fantastic close ups of the bee & the butterflies & so many gorgeous blooms!
    Happy weekend!

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  31. Amazing macros, insects and flowers. Fine detail in the daisy and loving the Knodding Onion.

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  32. The flowers are all gorgeous! What a wonderful photographer you are! Wow!

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  33. There are many beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Love to see your butterflies, we are finally seeing a few more around in D.C.
    ~

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  35. So many beauties!
    Love your last photo with the Swallowtail.

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  36. Your macro shots are so full of color and detail. I loved looking at all the critters and butterflies, and the daisies are especially pretty. I had nave heard of a fake sunflower. That one really caught my eye. Hope you have a nice week. genie

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  37. The butterfly pix are wonderful. I love the daisies. hope to be back to Today's Flowers soon.

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  38. Delightful shots, Denise.
    Thanks for joining us at the Floral Friday Fotos meme, I look forward to your next contribution.

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