Tuesday, 4 July 2017


Briefly settling among the Rose of Sharon or Hypericum is a Meadow Brown butterfly which are on the wing from June to August but before I could zoom in any further it had flown on its busy way to make the most of summer.  These little brown butterflies are quite similar to the Gatekeeper butterfly but can be distinguished by the fact that they have only one dot in their wing 'eye' whereas the Gatekeeper has two.
I imagine the dots on these rhododendron would identify them but all I know is I thought them pretty as I zoomed in for a closer look.

This is the nearest I could find to a letter Z in my collection for the last letter of the alphabet
which warns that one could by zapped by electricity if vaulting over the fence, not only that but the double helix sign warns that the "premises are marked by a security system using a DNA system" so when laying comatose or dead  perhaps one would be adding even more DNA.
Stay safe, heed the warning, but don't ignore the post box for sending words on paper 

but for those in electronic format next week's post will be in the new home of ABC Wednesday hosted by Melody so the invite is for everyone to zoom over there and zap in your entry on July the 12th and begin the  21st Round of ABC Wednesday.  

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet this week  for the last time at Z here


photowannabe said...

Great word choices and photos too.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Lovely photo's ! Indeed with a zoom one can get beautiful results.

Thank you so much for the invitation to the new home of ABC!

Looking forward to may welcome you with your new entrie in the new home of ABC at http://abcwednesday.com ofcourse!
Have a wonderful ABC-day / -week
Melody (abcw-team)

Anonymous said...

no one wants to get zapped

Shooting Parrots said...

Seems a little drastic when all you want to is post a letter :)

Roger Owen Green said...

Love the "Z" in the sign!


carol l mckenna said...

Lovely macro shots and fun sign for Z ~ ^_^

Trubes said...

Well spotted !
ABCW team.

Leslie: said...

Awesome post! Hope you will be continuing next round with Melody and the gang!

abcw team

Anonymous said...

I know the pink, but never have seen the white Rhododendron - beautiful! Wow, at least you got one good shot of this butterfly:) Thanks for visiting me!

Carin Diaz said...

I think the zoom feature is one of the best things you can do with a camera.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

You and the butterfly have reminded me that I would like to grow some rose of sharon around the yard. Thank you. :-)