Tag Archives: Colorful

Gulf Fritillary, Passion Butterfly

I did not know this Butterfly is referred to as the “Passion Butterfly’.  I do not know much about any butterfly so of course I searched on line. Hence the Passion tidbit.

Gulf Fritillary, Passion Butterfly - click to enlarge
Gulf Fritillary, Passion Butterfly – click to enlarge

Their primary territory is Florida and Texas. Considering how many we have they must be like Maine Black Flies. Everywhere, in everything.

Gulf Fritillary, Passion Butterfly - click to enlarge
Gulf Fritillary, Passion Butterfly – click to enlarge

They can migrate as far as Central and South America. One document I read stated “they migrate north through Florida, and migrate south through Florida”. That was so enlightening I had to read it twice.

Gulf Fritillary, Passion Butterfly - click to enlarge
Gulf Fritillary, Passion Butterfly – click to enlarge

They also have the ability to emit a distinct and obvious odor which is composed of several different types of chemicals, such as 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one and hexadecyl acetate.

Gulf Fritillary, Passion Butterfly - click to enlarge
Gulf Fritillary, Passion Butterfly – click to enlarge

If this is not enough information on the Gulf Fritillary there is lots of information on the internet… even the mating ritual.

Good luck with that.

 

Cathedral Of St. John The Baptist (1)

The first cathedral was built in 1854 but it burned in the great Charleston fire of 1861. An enormous part of the city was destroyed. This building was started in 1890, completed in 1907.

Cathedral Of St. John The Baptist - click to enlarge
Cathedral Of St. John The Baptist – click to enlarge

The church is known for it’s rare Franz Mayer & Co. stained glass.

Like many of the Charleston churches, and there are many, the doors can usually be found open to the public. Sad, but not common anymore.

Cathedral Of St. John The Baptist - click to enlarge
Cathedral Of St. John The Baptist – click to enlarge

This is the first article in a series of photographs of this historic church.

Oyster Catchers Working The Tide

Some photographers just look and instinctively see images like this. Not me, which is why I appreciate these photographs when I am able to recognize them.

Oyster Catchers Working The Tide - click to enlarge
Oyster Catchers Working The Tide – click to enlarge

 

Oyster Catchers Working The Tide - click to enlarge
Oyster Catchers Working The Tide – click to enlarge

Colors And Pottery – Something For Everyone

Outside Sedona, AZ. there is roadside store that eventually will suck you in.

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Colors And Pottery – Click To Enlarge

The 10 foot chicken in the entrance catches your eye first, but here that’s still not enough to hook you. We drove past a few times without stopping, discussed it, but kept moving on.

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Colors And Pottery – Click To Enlarge

The color, bright familiar signs, and strange displays will finally get to you. How do you pass a pile of ceramic skulls under a giant red Coke sign?

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Colors And Pottery – Click To Enlarge

Mexican style pottery is the main attraction. Once you’re inside you will find plenty of things you can’t possibly live without but don’t need.

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Colors And Pottery – Click To Enlarge

How can you not buy an S & H Green Stamps sign or a relaxing 5 foot Thai deity.