Tuesday, July 9, 2019

BUTTERFLIES IN THE MIMOSA TREE

For several hours last week, talking and chatting away in a lovely shaded garden with other tall trees, I saw a Mimosa in the neighbor's garden.  It was covered with butterflies.  I couldn't take my eyes off them, something I had in common with my daughter-in-law.  We were both enjoying these flying flowers, as I have heard them called.  
Not as close and consequently not as sharp as I would have liked these photos to be, but this is another memory of time spent with family in a quiet spot in the garden, overlooking a lovely pond.  An idyllic place to spend a 4th of July family picnic and one where we were very grateful to those who had brought us all together in such pretty surroundings.
 "Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.  And everyone deserves a little sunshine."  
~Jeffrey Glassberg~

and

"The Butterfly is a flying flower, the flower a tethered butterfly."
~Ponce Denis Ecouchard Le Brun~
The Persian Silk Tree, Albizia julibrissin, is a species of tree in the family Fabaceae, native to southwestern and eastern Asia.  The genus is named after the Italian nobleman, Filippo degli Albizzi, who introduced it to Europe in the mid-18th century, and it is sometimes incorrectly spelled Albizzia.  
This tree can grow between 10 to 50 feet in height, and can last 10 to 45 years in the wild.  There is more information at this link.

"The soft sweet fragrance of the Mimosa flower...
The flowers that keep their odor to themselves all day.  But when the sunlight dies away, let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about."
~Anonymous~ 


Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.






30 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures! The butterflies look like beautiful blossoms on the trees. We have seen butterflies on a Mimosa before, and it is a sight not to be forgotten.

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    1. Thank you Ginny, I was happy to see the butterflies :) I was worried I hadn't seen many around up to that trip.

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  2. Beautiful! Looks like a pleasant place to pause for a while.

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  3. We know them as Japanese or Persian silk trees. They are a delight in full bloom and I wait for that time each and every year. Sadly the beauty is also subject to borers, which damage the tree considerably.

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  4. enchanting butterflies and they do love these flowers. We had it here too

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    1. Thank you Small Kucing, they certainly do :)

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  5. Lovely post, Denise. I saw a pretty butterfly the other day, unidentifiable but a change from the usual white.

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    1. Thank you Valerie :) It is always nice to see a different butterfly.

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  6. Uma bela sequência de fotografias de que gostei bastante e aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  7. Beautiful photos. We have a lot of butterflies around here just now, but none that would sit still for a photo.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia, I was lucky to get the butterfly photos, they didn't hang around for very long :)

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  8. STUNNING photos!!! the first one would be gorgeous as wallpaper......

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  9. What a beautiful moment... butterflies in a mimosa. Had to be breathtaking.

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  10. Hi Denise,
    It's always wonderful to watch Butterflies as the dance about, I never seem to have the correct lens with me when I see them but well done with the images.
    All the best,
    John

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    1. Thank you John, it certainly is, I could - and did - watch them for hours, in between all the conversation. All the best to you too :)

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  11. Love seeing the swallowtails on the mimosa, Denise! We pass one on our morning walk and the fragrance is lovely. I so enjoy your quotes and information.

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen, how lovely having one of these in your neighborhood :)

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  12. Oh so beautiful! They are wonderful photos Denise. Even the name Mimosa is lovely :D)

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  13. I saved your two butterfly quotes. Sometimes I use photographs that I take and turn them into picture quotes. Those butterfly quotes will work great someday. I enjoyed seeing your pictures today.

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    1. I look forward to seeing the quotes on your photos Linda :) Thank you and enjoy the rest of your week.

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  14. Flying flowers is a great name for them. Have a good day Diane

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    1. I had heard the quote a couple of years ago and felt the same. You have a good day also Diane :)

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