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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

B is for beach butterflies

While in the central Okanagan Valley this month, we wanted to take Lindy to a dog beach to see if she would swim. She had already managed to find her way from a rest area to a river, have a drink of it, and sit down in it, and she even tried the same thing with the Pacific Ocean, which didn't taste very good, so we thought we'd give her a chance to swim in a lake.
Kay Davies, photo

The beaches in the downtown area of Kelowna do not allow dogs, but this one, at Cedar Creek in the Okanagan Mission area, welcomes them. Some dogs were off-leash, although Lindy went into the water with her leash on. She did swim, eventually, but was not impressed by the experience. In the photo above, she is walking with Dick, but he soon brought her back to me because he had found something other than Lindy to photograph.

Butterflies. Bunches of beautiful beach butterflies!


He couldn't get close enough to the group above,
but this one, below, posed prettily for him. 



Richard Schear, photos
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18 comments:

Leslie: said...

Oh too bad Lindy didn't like the water! We can't keep Tegan OUT of it! Love your butterflies - did you see my one shot amongst my flowers?

Leslie
abcw team

richies said...

Beautiful Beach Butterflies! BBB
An Arkie's Musings

photowannabe said...

How nice that the butterflies were cooperative.
Wonder why Lindy didn't care for the lake.

Antonette Stiebritz said...

A male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. How lovely!

Ann said...

Lovely beach and butterflies. My post is also about butterflies today. Such a lovely lake.
Ann

Tammy said...

"B" should also be for beautiful. Glad Lindy had fun!

Beverley Baird said...

The butterflies are gorgeous!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

I wonder if Lindy knew she could swim. Bunches of butterflies like the one photographed must have been a heavenly sight.

Lolamouse said...

Neither of my dogs is fond of the water, especially when it's bath time! I've never seen butterflies on the beach before. We have tons of tiger swallowtails around here now. I love it!

Roger Owen Green said...

closeup, it looks like a BEHEMOTH or a BIG MOTH

ROG, ABCW

Mama Zen said...

Pretty shots!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful butterflies, nice color patterns.

Mara said...

I have loads of tiny white butterflies in my garden. Not sure what they are and haven't taken my camera out yet to take a photo either.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Golly you just reminded me that I have to post Jade's learning to swim experience - it involved her 'grandparents' one of whom photographed the entire trauma! Well done to Lindy for giving it a go.

Those flutterbye shots at simply gorgeous. Well done the hubby! YAM xx

Leslie said...

We have these here, too. Aren't they gorgeous?

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of the beach and butterflies. Your next post about bird butts is fun and would be perfect for B too.

Kay said...

I love that little splash of red and blue at the ends of the butterfly's wings.

Reader Wil said...

The other day I heard that the population of a certain kind og butterflies is. disappearing because of the traffic, which causes a lot of polluted air.
These photos that Dick has taken are very pretty.
Have a great day, Kay!
Wil