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Sunday
Mar222009

Butterfly


In case you didn't notice it's Spring time, look at this.  I took it late this morning in Shuwaikh.  The little flowers were in a pot and the surrounding area was full of butterflies.  I don't know what family this butterfly is from, but I know I've always seen it in Kuwait.  I have many childhood memories of this exact colour.  I remember catching them and placing them into jars - only to watch them stop moving a while later.  Before you write to the UN, we were five or six at the time.


I promised the family I would buy these flowers in the hope of attracting butterflies into our garden.


UPDATE 23 03 2009


The flowers are called Lantanas & the butterfly is called Plain Tiger.

Reader Comments (7)

I remember seeing them too! Getting them to stay alive is difficult in Kuwait's atmosphere!

March 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

Closed jars also contributed :)

March 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

very beautiful

March 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter::: ShoSho :::

wow! never knew there were butterflies around here! yet to see one! the sight of the sparrows flitting and chirping itself is such a thrill. :)

March 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteronlooker

A butterfly called Plain Tiger, now that is something :)

Beautiful shot :)

March 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter8bitsofcoffee

-- ::: ShoSho :::
It really is. A photographer's dream.

-- onlooker
You have to look hard to find them... Glad the sparrows are here year-round. We need more gardens! In London, the number of sparrows is declining each year because there aren't enough quiet places for them to breed.

-- 8bitsofcoffee
:) Thanks

March 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Wonderful shot bu Yousif!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMahmood Al-Yousif

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