Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Monarch Butterfly, Goats and White Pigeon.

It's been some time since I have posted a fence or gate, for Gosia's meme Fences Around The World, and I'm not even sure this ever was part of one, but when I saw this unloved discarded frame, that's what I'll call it, I decided to give it some space on my blog. There were other metal scraps dumped in a hole nearby, which I would never have seen, if I hadn't been chasing a Monarch Butterfly, which led me a merry dance through knee high flowers. Some goats, and a pigeon with all white plumage were my next finds.



 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 
WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY
GOOD FENCES
SATURDAY'S CRITTERS
I'D-RATHER-B-BIRDIN

49 comments:

Sandra said...

the butterfly pics were worth the chase and to find goats and beautiful white doves. OH MY!!! that fence gate sculpture thingy is quite interesting. trying to decide what it is.. great find...

Sami Niilola said...

Hi. White pigeon ,wow and monarch butterfly. Superb.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I truly enjoyed this joyful post! Even the old discarded gate is beautiful and seems as if it belongs there. I think chasing a monarch butterfly through knee-high flowers sounds like the loveliest possible way to spend a morning. And 'catching" the beautiful monarch with your camera made it even more perfect. Thank you for sharing it -- and all of your lovely photos.

matti juhani niilola said...

Thanks for the wonderful photos. The monarch butterfly is beautiful very beautiful. Oops. White pigeon.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous detail on the butterfly.

The Furry Gnome said...

Great Monarch pix!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous series! I absolutely love everything in your photos!

Russell Jenkins said...

Is that a pigeon or a dove? Looks like a spirit of peace to me. Some lovely subjects beautifully captured. Thanks for sharing them.

David Gascoigne said...

A wonderful little vignette of your day. It's pretty hard not to be totally enamoured of someone, even at a distance, who can turn the discovery of a piece of scrap metal into a pleasing jaunt through a meadow. You can come with me on my walks any time you want, and I am sure you will transform the mundane into the delicious.

Phil Slade said...

It's interesting that you have Monarchs Sonjia. I didn't think there were Monarchs on this side of the Atlantic until I went to Fuerteventura. There was a small colony there and I don't think I ever found out about their origins. Did the Monarchs as long didtance migrants originally cross the Atlantic or were they introduced to the island? More surpisingly, I don't think they are on other Canary Islands, depite the close proximity. Think I need to more reading on the Internet.

A Colorful World said...

I love that monarch...great shots! The goats are so cute, and yes, the fence was worth it! Plus, the white doves...wow, just beautiful!

Lowcarb team member said...

This is such a lovely post. I do like the variety of shots, creatures and images. Thank you for getting the beautiful monarch - stunning photographs.

Hope your week is going well.

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

let's call it a fence, it sure looks interesting, worth photographing!!!

the butterflies are gorgeous, what crisp/clear, perfect shots. i love the monarchs, i enjoy the chase and the reward!!

we once had a pigeon like that in our yard, a long time ago - it was banded. a very cool sighting and beautiful captures!!

Linda said...

Awesome photos! You photograph butterflies so well!

riitta k said...

Your photos of this butterfly are gorgeous, so are the goats and the white pigeon. Wishing you a great day.

italiafinlandia said...

Your Monarch butterfly is wonderful!
I so much like butterflies...
Have a good day!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

That is a very interesting looking fence. Your butterflies are beautiful as is your white dove. Such a wonderful expression you have captured. Goats make me smile :)
Thank you for sharing your stunning images and I hope you have a lovely day :)

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful critters. Love the white dove. I have only seen such a dove in Honolulu :)

messymimi said...

It certainly is fence enough for me, thank you for linking up with Gosia. Your pictures are lovely!

hmuxo said...

Thank you for posting these amazing photos with us. LOVE the butterflies!!!!

Lea said...

Great photos, especially the butterflies!
Have a wonderful day!

Teresa said...

La mariposa es preciosa, las demás fotografías son bonitas también. Besitos.

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture on the monarch butterfly and the black and white goats make a nice combo! Thank the butterfly leading u to places with interesting pick up. Gorgeous pigeon

Stuart Price said...

Very white pigeon, not an albino (which would have pink eyes I think),,,,,,,,

Gosia k said...

wow I love the fence thx

Denise inVA said...

Thank you for the patience it must have taken to get such perfect shots of the butterfly. Brilliant close-ups for sure and beautiful photos. The goats and the white dove are lovely also, as was the interesting fence for Gosia's meme.

Connie Smiley said...

Wonderful shots! Love those monarchs!

Marijke said...

Good morning Sonjia,
What a breathtaking photo's.
Have a wonderful day.
Rosehugs Marijke

Nancy Chan said...

A great curvy fence find. Beautiful critters. Beautiful butterfly and sweet white dove. Ha ha I like the curious look of the goats!

Gordon said...

Thats amazing , same as Phil I didn't think there was any in Europe, great potos though, and I love the pigeon, I was looking for a ring on it's leg thinking it may be a homeing pigeon but none there.
All the best Gordon.

Rose said...

Wonderful images...specially of the Monarchs...

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your Monarch butterfly is gorgeous. Lovely captures and images. I love the cute goats and the white pigeon is beautiful. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Worth the chase ~ lovely monarch, sweet goats and love the white pigeon ~ creative photos ~ thanks, ^_^

(A Shutterbug Explores)

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great pics of the Monarch Butterfly, Goats and White Pigeon. I love seeing the butterfly in my yard just flitting around.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Hi there! I'm visiting from Eileen's blog today. I have something in common with you - I also picked up photography from the need to start walking more, and now that camera is glued to my hip! Lovely photos - all of them.

Have a wonderful day,
Andrea

Christine said...

Thank you for taking us along through beautiful wild meadows on your merry dance! It was FUN!!! How
I love those goats! Super photos of the butterfly & the pigeon!
Happy weekend!

Tom said...

...they ALL are great, but the butterflies are my favorites.

NatureFootstep said...

re the colors of the Satin bowerbird. There is an explanation in Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satin_bowerbird

Marit Sønstebø said...

Beutiful photos! I love butterflies very much. The Monarch is so pretty!

Rajesh said...

Very colorful butterflies on the flowers.

Chris Rohrer said...

Love the monarchs!!! But that White Pigeon......that's not a Rock Pigeon is it?? That's such a beautifully white and perfectly plumaged bird. If that is a Rock Pigeon, it's the most perfect one I've ever seen!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hello!!! :-) Nice series of pictures.. Cheers..

Sharon Wagner said...

That is one beautiful pigeon. Nice critter filled post.

Mia said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures, my friend. I love the goats! Have a great week!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow. Great photos.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful wonderful photos - what an adventure - I think my favorite is the last one - such composition. Love the goats too.

Lois said...

What a pretty little pigeon and I love seeing the goats. One of them is giving you quite the look!

Shiju Sugunan said...

The second goat picture made me chuckle.

Jenn Jilks said...

Our monarchs are beginning to move south. Lotsa goats, though!!!

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