Wordless Wednesday

Silver Spotted Skipper

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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101 Responses to Wordless Wednesday

  1. Oh my goodness. Such colors -very beautiful and vibrant

  2. The Lantana is so colorful. Is that a hanging basket? Is Lantana an annual for you? Ours will escape yards and grow “wild” on the edge of wooded areas.

  3. Beautiful images & flowers Eliza! Enjoyed seeing them!

  4. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Gorgeous images and flowers Eliza, I especially love the lantana ๐Ÿ’•

  5. You do have a beautiful garden…very nice pics (Suzanne)

  6. Treah Pichette says:

    Candy! Lantana also always reminded me of Fruit Loops!

  7. sandyjwhite says:

    Lantana packs such a punch. Love it!

  8. Beautiful colours! And so sharp and clear!

  9. Alice says:

    Nice of the Skipper to land & stand still for your photos. Lantanas are among my favorites…the names: Luscious Pink berry, etc. We are so fortunate to have flowers.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yes, indeed. They are quite active in the early morning on our back deck, soaking up the sun and sipping nectar. Kind of like me, sitting there sipping my tea. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Anne says:

    These are richly coloured pictures – very pleasing to have such beauty on hand.

  11. Kris P says:

    I love the shot with the skipper. I’ve seen relatively few of them this year but the number of larger butterflies has been increasing of late so I’m hoping to see more. I’m a bad butterfly gardener this year being so late in sowing my zinnia seeds.

    • Alice says:

      Sometimes, try as we might & with the best intentions, we don’t get everything done. Hopefully there’s next year to try, again. ๐Ÿ˜

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kris. It was so cool this spring that I didn’t get my zinnias sown until the beginning of June. They are growing nicely, but blooms are a few weeks away. The most important thing I focus on is having plenty of blooms for Monarchs as they prepare for their journey to Mexico in Sept. They really love them, along with the Painted Ladies, who don’t migrate quite so far.

  12. pastpeter says:

    Your lantanas are beautiful!

  13. Cathy says:

    I love lantanas and that colour is so pretty, even more so with the skipper. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Nice combination. I love a little Lantana and am hoping the Licorice plant makes it through the summer here.

  15. naturebackin says:

    Although there are about 7 species of (smaller) lantana that are native to South Africa, the highly invasive and robust Lantana camara is better known and dreaded here where it has become widespread. I think there is a hybrid species of lantana that may be sold at nurseries as it is not fertile. Are there also problematic lantana species in your region?

  16. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    No words needed, such pretty colours ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. jillslawit says:

    Very nice and colourful.

  18. M.B. Henry says:

    LOVE Lantana. Fabulous pictures!

  19. They are all stunning, Eliza!

  20. The skipper couldnโ€™t have picked a better spot to land. Wonderful photos!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Belinda. Skippers love to warm up in the sun on our railings in the early mornings. They are surprisingly territorial, chasing even the hummingbirds!

  21. Jet Eliot says:

    Fantastic visit to your vibrant garden, Eliza. All the leaves and flowers look so healthy and well cared-for. Colors so complementary. Enjoyed the skipper too.

  22. Robin says:

    So beautiful, Eliza. The colors are wonderful. โค

  23. Vicki says:

    Some lovely shots there, Eliza. I think Lantana flowers are a lovely flower with all their colours and variations. I believe they’re poisonous though?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Vicki. There certainly are many beautiful hybrids. They are poisonous, but I deadhead so hopefully no one will be tempted by the berries.

  24. These are so pretty. I love lantanas. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™

  25. Gorgeous captures and colors, Eliza โค

  26. Eliza, my comment didn’t land where it was supposed to. โ˜บ๏ธ Just to repeat, I’ve never seen a Lantana before. Very beautiful!

  27. .lily says:

    Very pretty!

  28. nice pretty bushes
    I love two-tone flowers

  29. Colorful, lovely, and a stopping place for pollinators – it doesn’t get much better, Eliza. ๐Ÿ™‚ My butterfly weed is blooming, but no butterflies. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  30. Love the colors of the lantana and the beautiful photo of the skipper enjoying them!

  31. Widdershins says:

    A butterfly, fluttering by. ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. That’s quite a competition for loveliness…a skipper and a beautiful lantana.

  33. Baydreamer says:

    Gorgeous photos, Eliza. I love the pink and yellow combination.

  34. Maria says:

    Amazingly beautiful, the light, the colors. I thought Lantana was a south flower. Thanks for letting me know.

  35. Lisa Coleman says:

    Gorgeous! ๐Ÿ’œ

  36. Adele Brand says:

    Lovely calming photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. ladyfi says:

    Wow – so beautiful!

  38. Val Boyko says:

    So lovely Eliza ๐Ÿ’›

  39. Many people grow this kind of lantana in Austin. We also have our native species that has flowers of yellow and orange:


  40. So beautiful. We have these flowers in Sri Lanka too. Than you for sharing them with us ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. nshami14 says:

    Splendid! I see why that butterfly made a rest stop. ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Robert says:

    Lovely photos!

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