Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday with Meakin – a Butterfly & a Bee

















It's been a long, dreary and wet weekend. Rain throughout the area caused us to postpone our petite weekend get-away that included a couple of French restaurants until later in the month. Mother Nature has a very strange sense of humor. We would get downpours, followed by long patches of sunshine as a tease to make us think the rains had ended, then the rain would return and start the process all over again. These photos cheered me up and I hope they will you as well. That pesky bee tried to follow me in the house yesterday with my bouquet of "his" flowers. He's a very possessive little fellow. 

This will be linked to Garden Tuesday at Sidewalk Shoes.

Happy Monday everyone.

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos Meakin! I hope this is the beginning of a Monday series.

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  2. Fantastic photos. Well done Diane

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  3. Your Meakin is a talented photographer!I love zinnias.. the last plant name is on the tip of my tongue..wish I could grow it here..simply as an annual can I and hard to find..
    Enjoy the flora and fauna..

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  4. Gorgeous photos! Hopefully you can try out those restaurant soon!

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  5. These are indeed beautiful photos. I can totally appreciate butterflies and bees.

    This weather has been wicked crazy to us. Just when I think it can't rain anymore, it does.

    Enjoy your week.

    Velva

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  6. What gorgeous shots! Butterflies and bees are so intriguingly beautiful.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  7. Spectacular photos, Sam. Love your post.

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  8. Outstanding shots Meakin my boy. I'm sending you an email with a photography question.

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  9. Meakin certainly brought joy to my Monday with these stunning images. Absolutely breathtaking. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. I had the same thing happen to me, with the bees that wanted the hydrangeas I was bringing in. Hungry little buggers!
    Please tell Meakin his photos are spectacular! I can almost smell those flowers. :-)

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  11. Meakin's photo's are stunning! We've had wonderfully sunny weather in the Northeast! No complaints here!!! At least, not yet! LOL!!!

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  12. I am very tired of this weather Sam. It is another rainy, dreary and cool day. This can't be August in the South. Meakin's pictures are divine.

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  13. Nice post, Sam and pretty photos, Meakin! We need rain, it has been like fall here, but starting to warm up a little now. I've never seen as many bees and flies as we've had this summer. Weird cool summer! Hope it's sunny by you now!

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  14. We have been having so much rain! The photos are beautiful!

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  15. We had on and off rain too... Gorgeous pics! I think zinnias are one of the happiest flowers:@)

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  16. Hi Sam,
    Beautiful photo's of the Butterfly and the Zinnia's. You are really the brave one getting that close to the busy bee, great shot! Hope you are having a great day and thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

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  17. Meakin is a wonderful photographer and the photos would brighten anyone's day. Hopefully abundant sunshine will return for your get away.

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  18. Meakins gorgeous photos cheered me up as well.

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  19. We have been having a dry spell lately which is very much appreciated with all of the rain we've had this summer. I love zinnias! Great shots of the winged ones.

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  20. What a cool feature : ) And Meakin's photos are amazing!

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  21. Wow, these pictures capture such a beauty...literally I could not keep my mouth shut...it was one "wow" after another...there are no words to describe the beauty of it...
    Thank you so much for sharing...and congratulations to Meakin for these pictures.
    Have a lovely week Sam :D

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  22. Fantastic photos. I tried to take some of that one with the orange and blue on Sunday. I'm not sure how they turned out, but I don't think they are as good as yours!

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  23. Dear Sam, The weather here has been either chilly or much too warm. It just hasn't really felt like summer, or maybe I just have not gotten into the swing of it yet. (I better hurry)!
    The pictures are very beautiful and cheery. Your vacation will be something to look forward too and that is always nice to have.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  24. Great photos, such beautiful creatures, aren't they?

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