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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Butterflies on Nilachal Hill



Seemed like a good idea to start off December with a butterfly post! For my last post I'd spent some time on Nilachal Hill in order to get a good view of the city and the river. I never thought I'd get to see so many butterflies, a dragonfly and a large grasshopper. On the lantana and other plants were these (clockwise) 1. Lemon Pansy, 2. Red lacewing 3. Common Sailor 4. Blue sapphire


There a fewer dragonflies now but the butterflies show no signs of slowing down. Thank heavens they'll be keeping me on my toes! I sure need all that exercise;))

Happy December!
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20 comments:

Kiki said...

Soooo beautiful!! I love both dragonfly and butterflies too! Awesome..great photos!

joey said...

I agree Kanak, beloved butterflies are a delightful way to welcome December. It will be some time before many of us will see them again in our gardens :(

Rosey Pollen said...

You are lucky to see such a variety of butterflies! I never tire of them and miss them so much in wintertime! Great pics!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

A great way to start December. I cannot believe it is here already.
The butterfly in the upper right corner is so beautiful.
Happy December!

lotusleaf said...

Wherever you go the butterflies follow you! Lovely pictures!

Susie said...

I guess for now we will have to enjoy yours Kanak. I hope I will see more next year than this one.

Randy Emmitt said...

Kanak,
Red Lacewings nearly in you back yard! It is one of my favorite tropical butterflies. Great photos!

Wilma said...

What a wonderful way to start December. Thanks, Kanak!

cheers,
Wilma

sweet bay said...

Beautiful butterflies! We saw the last of the butterflies here about three weeks ago, and the garden seems strangely empty without them.

Stephanie said...

I love to see birds, butterflies and dragonflies in my garden. Yours are exceptionally beautiful. Great shots as well. Happy Wednesday Kanak!

Mildred said...

Oh Kanak, You know I love these pictures! When I chase butterflies with the camera, time gets away from me. They give me quite a workout!!!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Thank you all so much! i hope I can show more in the near future:-) The Red lacewing is indeed a beautiful butterfly. The patterns on the underside of the wings are the prettiest but I couldn't capture that.

Sandi McBride said...

How beautiful! Makes fall seem to drop away...
Sandi

Carla said...

You have mastered photographing both!!

easygardener said...

Lovely pictures - makes me think it is still summer :-)

It's Time to Live said...

Just passing through visiting your blog. Nice images,Thanks for the visit.

ShySongbird said...

I would love to be still seeing butterflies Kanak but we have had some night time temperatures of minus 4 centigrade so no chance of seeing any here until next year. Yours are lovely, the Lemon Pansy (which is a beautiful name) reminds me a little of our Speckled Wood.

It was very interesting to read about and see the area you live in, the Brahmaputra river certainly does look 'mighty'. I enjoyed Indrani Raimedhi's poem too.

I also enjoyed the colourful blooms on the post before particularly Gold Shower which is such a lovely colour.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Sandi/Carla/EG/It's Time To Live ... thank you so much!!

Jan...for us from the tropics, that would be Dreadfully Cold!

The Pansy varieties are regular visitors here. Except for the Blue Pansy of course, which has remained elusive so far. Another regular visitor is the Grey Pansy.

Thanks for checking out on my older posts too! some words remain ingrained in our minds from childhood:) Like 'mighty' as a descriptive term for rivers and mountains! Wish I could send some warmth your way.....

Wendy said...

How nice to come here and see butterflies! Espcially since we've just had our first snowfall.

I love your header too. Those bright red flowers are gorgeous. You really brighten up my day.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Wendy...thank you so much! Those bright blooms are of the Bottlebrush tree. The tree is in my sister's garden.