A week after my trip to Lake of the Ozarks I found myself at the Butterfly Garden again. As mentioned previously, the garden is midway in one of my two mile exercise walks so I was there pretty frequently this past summer, but not always with a camera.
One of my favorite flowers to photograph last summer was zinnias. I like the fact that they look so different throughout their life cycle and I especially like their Art Deco look as buds. If that sounds familiar I think I’ve mentioned that previously also. I took a bunch of pictures of them this time.
In addition to the zinnias I once again found the tree that grows the pimento stuffed, Spanish olives and some grass seed that looks like a green woolly caterpillar.
I’ve complained in the past that the Butterfly Garden has been lacking in butterflies except for the omnipresent skippers. Finally, here in mid-August, I found a couple of true butterflies.
In addition to the monarch above, I was able to shoot the spicebush swallowtail shown below.
All in all a good stop at the Butterfly Garden.
And I hope this was a a good stop for you.