Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Common Grass Yellow

The Common Grass Yellow butterfly/Eurema hecabe simulata feeding on the penta and the mums in my yard. This is a medium-sized butterfly that flies close to the ground. Its wingspan is about 40mm. It belongs to the family Pieridae.

This year I couldn't take very many shots of butterflies so it's a pleasure to be able to click any kind that stops by for a sip of nectar! Here is an Irish blessing that I found online...words that I would wish for all my blog friends and visitors...always!

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

6 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I've never seen a butterfly like that! How exquisite! Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for your visits to my blog, they are greatly appreciated! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Mildred said...

Such a pretty butterfly and I love the Irish blessing. I appreciate your friendship through blogging very much Kanak.

Ginny said...

I always love it when you show butterflies! This one looks just like a leaf! I guess that is it's protetcion. The header butterfly, you even captured it's stripped antenna!

Cyren said...

Oh nice!!! Very nice!!!

We have these in qutie large numbers here in Malaysia as well ^^

Cyren said...

oh and HAPPY NEW YEAR KANAK!!!!! :D

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Kanak,
I am just now visiting those who left comments on my last week's SkyWatch post. I didn't even read it carefully enough to see that it was you. How've you been? I'll have to get your new blog in my Corner Garden sidebar.

I enjoyed your butterfly photos. I haven't seen any around here for awhile, and it will be some time before I do.

Happy New Year!