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Old 08-23-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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I went out to paint the shed today and a whole crew of blue butterflies were gathered around the bare ground around the shed foundation, gathering up the moisture and minerals I suspect. I had to paint the skirt around the base of the shed so I carefully painted trying not to disturb them.

It was kind of a Jim Carrey moment ("I am a being of light!" from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls) with all these blue butterflies flying around me. Nice to be sitting on the ground with them in the late afternoon, it was quite a different perspective on the world.
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My "friends" - Eastern Tailed-Blues I think. You can't see the blue until they fly but the upper surface of the wing is brilliant blue on the males.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:13 PM   #3
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What a great experience. We should all sit out in nature on the ground or up in a tree to get a different perspective.

Different perspectives are great for photography too.

I plan to have a shallow area in my pond with rocks and such that will lead to a beach...I'm hoping it will attract puddling butterflies. I'd be disappointed if I created an appropriate spot, but never saw it used.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:23 PM   #4
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What a great experience. We should all sit out in nature on the ground or up in a tree to get a different perspective.

Different perspectives are great for photography too.

I plan to have a shallow area in my pond with rocks and such that will lead to a beach...I'm hoping it will attract puddling butterflies. I'd be disappointed if I created an appropriate spot, but never saw it used.

Can you get Jeff to take a picture of you in the tree???
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Can you get Jeff to take a picture of you in the tree???
Sad to say, I've not climbed a tree in years.

I showed Jeff your message. His response, "If you get up in a tree, I can take a picture." (or something to that effect)

Now I just have to find a good cimbing tree--sad to say none I've found on the property yet, have been good for climbing. I guess it doesn't have to be on our property. ...I'll get back to you on this.
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Or.... you could just get him to take a picture of you lying on the ground after your attempt (real or imagined) at climbing a tree, either way you get that different perspective!
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Or.... you could just get him to take a picture of you lying on the ground after your attempt...
~smile~ That makes me think I fell out of the tree!

Hmmm....I've got an idea. I just need some time to pull it off.
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