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    Butterflies, butterflies EVERYWHERE!!
    There's a tree or a couple trees in the neighbors yard that just has hundreds of butterflies that always flock to it. I was outside and noticed all of them and HAD to go and get some pictures. They come out black, but they are actually a dark, dark purple. They fly all over my yard, but don't go into the trees here like they do across the street.

    Here they are coming in for a landing. Look close...all the dark spots are butterflies.
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    Oh my gosh Terri! Your photos are So pretty! I love butterflies, but have never seen purple ones like that, i guess you really are living in paradise :)

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    Barb, I usually have a few try to dive bomb me on the way to my mailbox. I told Courtney to run in the house and change her shirt into something with alot of colors on it so they would land on her, but she wouldn't. I have had a few land on my shoulders at times. Guess they get tired of flying and just need a short ride. lol

    I think tomorrow while I am out and waiting for Courtney to get out of work, I'll bring my big camera with me and take some shots. It's supposed to be a nice day, so will hit the beach. Maybe can find a sea cucumber and get it's picture. So, I guess I should bring the underwater camera too, huh?

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    Wow! And i hardly ever even see butterflies here!

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    That's SO cool!!

    I love butterflys.... it's a perfect excuse to collect butterly fabric! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    That's SO cool!!

    I love butterflys.... it's a perfect excuse to collect butterly fabric! LOL
    LOL
    I did buy some butterfly fabric today. Bought it BEFORE I saw the butterflies. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I did buy some butterfly fabric today. Bought it BEFORE I saw the butterflies. :)
    But no one NEEDS to know that! ;-) We'll keep it our little secret! LOL

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    I'll bet that looks gorgeous!

    You're taking your underwater camera to the beach? Do you think you will find a humuhumunukunukuapua'a to take a picture of? :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    I'll bet that looks gorgeous!

    You're taking your underwater camera to the beach? Do you think you will find a humuhumunukunukuapua'a to take a picture of? :wink:
    I dunno Celeste. I might find a trigger fish. lol I'm not planning on swimming, just maybe wading in the water a bit. If I do, will leave the big camera hidden in the van and take the underwater one with me.
    Hopefully it will be a nice day. It's rained on and off today. We needed it. My yard is brown and ugly!

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    Wow!! They are so beautiful Terri. :) Thank you for sharing them with us, would love to see more pictures. :)

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    Cool! I love all you butterflies! They look big too...a beach outing with the underwater camera sounds like fun. Its been ages since I've been able to go to the beach....I'm jealous...now I'm just looking forward to your pics :wink:

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    Very cool!

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    Thanks for making a grey day more colorful! Love butterflies!!!!!

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    Beautiful pictures! We always planted our butterfly bushes to help attract them in the yard, but never had that many at a time :shock:

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    Do you have he same trees in your yard? Maybe they don't want to be et by the chicken in your trees :D those are very different from ours here :wink:

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    What beautiful pictures!! (What kind of tree is that??)

    Thanks for sharing -- I love to look at butterflies :D :D :D

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    They look like chocolate velvet. How pretty! Thanks for sharing- ahh, spring, I love it!

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    I don't have any of the same trees in my yard that they congregate to in the neighbors yard. They do fly to some of the flowers in my yard.
    No clue what kind they are, they are just pretty.

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    How beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I love butterflies.

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    How beautiful! :lol:

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    Bright spot in my day Terri, thank you! I have watched the Monarchs flying around my azaleas and other blooms. It's just wonderful when they land on you, isn't it. There's no weight, just that little flutter!!!

    Thanks for reminding me the spirit flies like the butterfly!

    Hugs,
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    I love butterflys.... it's a perfect excuse to collect butterly fabric! LOL
    Guilty as charged!! I collect butterfly fabric, and have gone to some extremes to add to my growing stash. eBay is my favorite hangout. My avatar says it all!! :-)

    The pictures are beautiful! They are a beautiful creature, and always make me smile. Thanks for sharing.

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    Love the pics.

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    Nice pictures Terri They are pretty neat looking. Okay I'm waiting on the sea cucumber, since I have no idea what it is.

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