Saturday, July 27, 2013

More sleeping zebras, etc.

 

Good morning Folks ~ Here it is another Saturday morning already.  Time is zipping right along.

I did go out the other evening, later than the evening before, so it was darker, and used the flash on the zebra longwings sleeping, as they cling to the Virginia Creeper vines.

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Click on this photo for a larger view.

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Spider lilies

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Three latest journals.  The one on the right has encouraging and uplifting Bible verses, along with photos from my gardens.  There are also some empty pages at the end to write your own thoughts, prayers or special verses.

The other two are awaiting me to paste in the verses and flower photos. The verses are ones that help me on a daily basis. After losing my dear husband I wanted to make these little journals filled with scripture that will be of help to others going through grief.

I hope to have them in my Etsy shop this week.  I am a ‘procrastinator’.These take several hours, some more than others, depending on how detailed I make the cover.

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Love grows on ~ this is ‘Maggie’.

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Have a great weekend and count your blessings.

FlowerLady

22 comments:

Pam =) said...

Hi Lorraine, you capture the elusive Zebra butterflies perfectly.
They seem to enjoy gathering on your bushes- luck you!

Your handmade journals are lovely.

sharon said...

awww i never say buterrflies sleeping

Betty said...

The butterflies are beautiful. I don't think I have seen any of those here. I have alot of butterfly bushes in my year and we get so many butterflies. This year we have alot of yellow and black ones. Not sure of their name.

lil red hen said...

Your journals are so pretty, I can see how it would take time to make one, but will be so worth it to those who get one.

Love Maggie!!

jean said...

Your journals are beautiful. I have always wondered what butterflies did at night. We have lots of spider lilies growing in the wild and they do smell lovely. The roses are even lovelier, as I am partial to them : )
May the Lord give you joy and comfort in Him this weekend.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Such beauty! Love those zebras.

Nancy J said...

Lovely Zebra photos, great with the flash, and journals, delicate intricate stitchery, beautiful. Greetings from Jean

Julie said...

What neat shots of sleeping butterflies!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The butterflies are a special treat for me,as we don't have this kind in my area. Those journals are gorgeous,almost too pretty to use.

Betsy Adams said...

Oh what a talented lady you are. You are so blessed --and I'm so proud of you for doing so well.

Love your little journals... And the Spider Lilies are beautiful. I also love seeing the sleeping 'zebras'.

Have a beautiful Sunday.
Hugs,
Betsy

flowerlady said...

The sleeping zebra's a wonderful you are so lucky to have so many.They obviously enjoy your creeper.As for your journals they really are beautiful.

Lona said...

I am trying to catch up here. I have not had the heart in the garden this summer for some reason. I love your pictures of the Zebra butterflies. I think they are such a beautiful butterfly. Your little journals are so pretty Lorraine. You do such a wonderful job making them. I hope you sell everyone of them :) Have a lovely week.

GRACE PETERSON said...

Hi Lorraine, Sorry I've been away so long. I hope you're doing well. I love your zebra butterfly photos. This is another butterfly we never see here. And your journals are beautiful. I can see they are made with love. Creativity should never be hurried. Blessings to you dear friend.

Leslie said...

Wow, the pictures of the sleeping butterflies sure are magical. How neat! And I love your little journals--so precious!

gld said...

Great pictures of the beautiful lily and the butterflies.

Your journals are magnificent. I hope you sell them all. They really look like they should be framed instead of used.....

Skeeter said...

Isnt it fun observing the wildlife around us? I have been keeping an eye on a Horn Worm on an aging tomato plant. I know just a worm but I really get a kick out of observing them. Nature in progress.

Your Covers are lovely and make for a more special Journal.

Masha said...

Beautiful, both your artwork and your garden.

Jenny Woolf said...

I love the shapes, the lines, dots and curves of the zebra and spider lily photos, nature is wonderful!

tina said...

Those longwings are SO cool! Looks like you have your own migration going on there!

CommonWeeder said...

Those are amazing photos of the zebra. I have lots of pollinators this year. I don't know why. I love the lilies of the field verses. I quote them often.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Amazing, magical photographs. The patterns of the Zebras wings and their antennae was beautiful. Thank you for showing them to us.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

What amazing photos of those sleeping butterflies. I see you have also been so busy with weeding. One thing good about living with in a dry climate where I am I don't have to deal with that kind of growth that you have too. It must be pretty overwhelming sometimes. But one section at a time.