......................................................................................................................................................Finding BEAUTY, JOY and CONTENTMENT in my everyday life.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Street Side




Having seen this nearby, small tree for many years, I have never really "seen" the flowers! How is it that one can be so unobservant? Blogging, or more particularly, photography with a purpose, has certainly opened my eyes to the world around me in more ways than one.

Again I don't know the name of this tree but suspect it may be Australian. Can anyone help me out here?
The flowers have a light sweet scent and the ants and bees are rather fond of it.




This morning I managed to snap this butterfly dining on the flowers too.

Sharing at Macro Monday, The Simple Things.

34 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful shots! A welcome touch of warmth for those of us facing a long winter ahead.

Gemel said...

I adore the image of the butterfly, so vibrant, I felt as if I could fall into the picture.

Can't help you with the tree identification though♥

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That butterfly pic is awesome!!! But the first one is nice, too.

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite captures and I do so agree with you! Photography has certainly opened my eyes to things/beauty that I would never have seen! What a blessing it has been to my life! The butterfly is awesomely beautiful! Have a great week!

Sylvia

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Wunderbare Fotos, besonders das zweite besticht mit diesem schönen Schmetterlinh...

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Filip Demuinck said...

The butterfly picture is great. Probably a lot of attempts to take this one.

Greetings,
Filip

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Just one chance with this one, and a gentle wind was blowing too. Grabbed the branch with one hand to steady it and snapped with the other, then it flew away....

tinajo said...

Gorgeous butterfly - love the shot! :-)

geanina said...

the butterfly picture is beautiful:)

Wenche said...

Oh you're so lucky catching that butterfly:0) Wonderful :0) You're a really good photographer ;0)

Jill said...

These are beautiful! I love the butterfly. Thank you for sharing this today. Very warming as it's pretty chilly here today!

Liz said...

Beautiful image of the butterfly! I found my own today down at my parents. I am enjoying my own "wonderland" experience :)

em said...

Very beautiful...I especially like the last shot with the butterfly!

Linda R. said...

OH my!! these photos are amazing. I just love the butterfly..

Hugs, Linda

ladyfi said...

Oh gosh- such sunny and utterly beautiful shots!

marijke said...

Hey Karen,
Gorgeous pictures from a to me unknown shrub. I think it's a beauty.
The butterfly is so sharp. Well done!!
gr. Marijke

Karin M. said...

Beautiful shots...Wonderful...
Greetings Karin

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful flowers, great to ss the butterfly too.

Art said...

The butterfly picture is gorgeous!

Pia said...

I like the photo with the butterfly!
And you are so right, the more we look through the lens the more we "see".

EG Wow said...

I agree that taking photos, especially closeups, really open your eyes. Beautiful photos...and I love the music in the background.

Squirrelhaus said...

Just found your blog amongst a friends...and am now a follower! I love the butterfly, and that one is so different from the ones in Alaska! Will be visiting often!
Chris :o)

Deanne said...

Great shot of the butterfly, not sure about the tree, I thought maybe an acacia, reminds me of one we had in our yard in Brisbane.

~Lisa said...

Wow! I'm amazed you caught a picture of a butterfly. Awesome! Visiting from the Simple Things.

Bee Girl said...

Oh how wonderful to catch such a beautiful butterfly enjoying a little snack!

Lauri said...

Lovely shots, the butterfly is stunning, he just pops out!

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful photos!!

missing moments said...

That butterfly looks so surreal! Amazingly sharp!

Kala said...

Beautiful colors and details in these photos!

Happy MM

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Beautiful! It is winter in Wisconsin...so I took some photos yesterday of my African Violet for a post next week! Thanks for sharing!
Following you now!

Life Images by Jill said...

what a lovely tree - and an amazing capture of the butterfly. Sadly I don't now the name of this tree - are you in Queensland? everything looks so lush - perhaps an identification book will help you.
I am adding you to my links.
have a wonderful week.

thefisherlady said...

I can just hear that butterfly say sweet beauty as it is drunk on the nectar...
now see if I can discover your tree name!

thefisherlady said...

a variety of this family I think...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Acacia_covenyi02.jpg

Helene said...

Fabulous butterfly shot and I can relate to your first comment. Dorothea Lange said "A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera." Oh so true!

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