Friday, September 20, 2013

Five Finds

1. I found strange little pumpkins growing in the garden that I did not plant. (Texture here)
2. I witnessed a glorious sunrise last Sunday morning. (iPhone, Snapseed)
3. Now that the sun has moved south, I found this wonderful morning light in the dining room. 
4. And yes, I found yet another field of sunflowers just opening.
5. But the best thing I was blessed to find this week was this butterfly. And I wouldn't have seen him if I hadn't gone out to chase a squirrel out of my yard. It's a Giant Swallowtail. They are considered pests in citrus orchards. I'm sure that's why I've never seen one before since there is no citrus around here. It would not hold still. Even when it was eating, it's wings were fluttering. I set my camera on 1/500sec and snapped away.
All edits in Camera Raw except the iPhone shot.
Linking up with Kim at Friday Finds and Nancy at Random Five Friday.

Kim Klassen dot Com

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos! Wish you happy weekend :)

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  2. Fabulous Roxi whenever I see Sunflowers I think of you...

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  3. i love sunflowers & butterflies. lovely shots. ( :

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  4. Great collection of photos. Your sunrise is beautiful.

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  5. What lovely finds! Love those sunflowers... :)

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  6. Ohhh my that Swallowtail! I raise Monarchs so I was excite to click on your thumbnail! Love that you got surprise pumpkins. Beautiful sunflower field. Enjoyed my visit here from ARJ

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  7. What a bunch of lovely photos! Why are swallowtail butterflies considered pests in a citrus orchard?

    Visiting from ARJ on R5F.

    Vic303

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  8. Awesome pictures, Roxi! The great edit on the first picture and look at all the beautiful light and colors in the second. Big sunflower heads with blue skies are always neat.

    When we were preconditioning calves at home I looked over and said "is that a pumpkin vine?" The Rancher went to the catch pen fence and found squash. Lots of little green squash! All we can figure is the chickens must have spread the seed.

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  9. Wow, these are so superb!! Love them all. The light on the pumpkins is so beautiful, the top one is top quality!! Love the butterfly. A delightful Five Finds Friday post!

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  10. Such awesome photos.. Loving that butterfly..

    Hugs~

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  11. Your Photos of the pumpkins are lovely - the texture in the forst, and the light in the 2nd! Such a special view you have from the dining room ... Like having a painting that is changing as the day goes by - from season to another.

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  12. What great shots and a wonderful Random 5!
    What luck finding the pumpkins!

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  13. Love those free pumpkins! And like Viv, I too always think of you when I see sunflowers now! "Roxi, Goddess of Sunflowers" or something like that :O)

    Have a great weekend!

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  14. Lovely finds Roxi. I made the mistake of leaving two pumpkins int he veggie garden last autumn, where they froze and dissolved. This spring I was pulling up million and millions of sprouted pumpkin seeds! Never again...lol

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  15. each one of your five finds are wonderful - and you captured it all so perfectly...

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  16. These are gorgeous. Love those little pumpkins and that gorgeous morning light. Your butterfly shot is truly gorgeous, great capture.

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  17. Beautiful Roxi -- the skies have been spectacular this month. :)

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  18. Love that those pumpkins popped up without you having planted them. What a gift. And that butterfly shot is just amazing! Another glorious gift.

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  19. Awesome photos as usual Roxi! Makes me want to go out and buy some pumpkins to play with! I just might do that!!!

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  20. 1. Love the fruits of the pumpkin seed 'mystery.' I think a stray animal brought the seeds to your yard.
    2. Beautiful sunrise + reflection...bonus!
    3. Wonderful autumn light discovery.
    4. These beauties are clinging to summer. Yay!
    5. Amazing shot of the butterfly. His face and antennae are tack sharp! I dare you to shoot the squirrel (with your camera)...they never sit still.

    xoxo

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