Sunday, September 16, 2012

Bees and Buckeyes

I see these pink flowers planted everywhere from 
front yards to highway medians.
I don't know what they are, but I love the delicate
florets, grouped in bunches so the bees and butterflies* 
may stand on them more easily.

And their coloration, while not bright, excites
my eyes with their fragile transitions 
from light to deeper pink and their compliment,
 a really sweet pale green.

*Corrected copy due to information received
from blogger who knows butterflies from moths.
I wasn't sure what it was, but thank you to 
Shantaram, who did.


Shantaram said...

Hello Sara: That's a beautiful picture! I think it is a butterfly, rather than a moth. I am not sure if it is one of the Ypthima genus or a pansy (also called a buckeye), of the Junonia genus. But I'm sure that it is not a moth and that the picture is lovely!

Speedway said...

Hello, Shantaram, and thank you for visiting. Thanks for the compliment.

I don't know what it is, but I see it frequently on this kind of flower. I thought it was a butterfly, too, because it didn't have fuzzy "antlers," as I'd been told moths have. (As you can tell, I'm not an expert on these things) But it has a fuzzy body, unlike any butterfly I'd ever seen.

Stefan Jansson said...

Two very good photos.