Dance of the Butterflies

I have this amazingly beautiful red flowering Kalanchoe at the end of the pool. It gets quite tall and is reflected vibrantly in the beautiful blue of the still water. I photograph it frequently.

The other day a pair of gorgeous Swallowtail butterflies danced for nearly an hour on it.

I am not experienced enough to tell the difference if these are Giant Swallowtails or Thoas Swallowtails.


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About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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9 Responses to Dance of the Butterflies

  1. Ellen Fields says:

    Lovely photo! Now you've inspired me to plant some of those kalanchoes. Maybe we can get the butterflies to hang around the neighborhood more!

  2. Steve Cotton says:

    I always have trouble photographing butterflies. My hat is off to you. These are great.

  3. Matthew says:

    i thought about setting one up before but my fear of identity theft keeps me putting as little info as possible on the internet. i know, i'm a coward, but better safe than sorry.

    glad you mentioned the name of the plant. that's what i thought it was but somehow i couldn't quite come up with the name. i have one that is no longer blooming, but the leaves alone are worth keeping for their beauty.

    your palm tree is beautiful. i hope to buy one for our front yard this summer. although you wouldn't think palms would survive this far north, we've seen quite a few in recent years. we just have to make sure to buy the right kind. a kerdis would never make it here.

    it was nice getting a response.

    take care,
    teresa

  4. Tom and Debi says:

    Thanks all for your comments –

    Teresa, why don't you just set up your own account. I'm sure one of those sons would help you with it!

    Susan, the plant is a Kalanchoe. It is quite hardy and comes in several colors. I've planted red, yellow, and pink, only the red makes it more that just a few years. I've amended the post to reflect the plant name.
    Debi

  5. Susan says:

    Your photos are gorgeous! Do you know the name of that plant? It’s so vibrant, and it looks like it would be really hardy too. I want one!!!

  6. Isla Deb says:

    Beautiful photos! I love the color…AND the butterflies!

  7. Matthew says:

    those pix are amazing!!! i enjoy reading your blog although i have never been able to comment on it because i don't have a google account. when my sons visited just recently, they set up their accounts and one of them left it on so now i can comment on any blog!

    teresa in lake stevens, wa.

  8. Sam and Bob says:

    Great photos…nature is amazing.

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