Monday, September 8, 2008

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a.... no wait! That's a different story.

Well obviously this is no bear. Thank goodness. I'd hate to see a bear in my backyard. Seriously, I was walking around in my yard the other day and saw this little guy flitting about. He finally sat still long enough for me to snap this picture. I couldn't believe what a hairy little underbelly he had. Or maybe it's a beard that is hanging down to his little legs. lol However you look at it, I think he's cute!

18 comments:

marmee said...

i say beard just coz it is more interesting...rip van winkle sat on a tree... hehe

Becky said...

Hey Sis, isn't that a bearded bear butterfly? HA!!!!! There I go cracking myself up again! Hey, thanks for the award and congrats on the win this weekend. The old hound dogs let the pioneers beat'em. RATs!!!

PGL said...

He does have a hairy little belly or body. Cute title, got my attention. :)

Casey said...

He's cute. I think hairy is back in style these days, just ask my legs.

beckie said...

Susie, I have tried all summer to get a good picture of these little guys. Great job! I think this is a type of 'skipper'. Loved the title. :0

Sue Swift said...

Lovely photo - wish he'd come and visit me.

Came in from Blotanical. Wanted to leave you a welcome message there, but the site is taking so long to load I gave up. Hope this is just as good!

flydragon said...

Susie,
I laughed at some of the comments as much as I did at your post!!! Great way to start the day.

Susie said...

Marmee-It does look alot like a beard doesn't it? I wonder if it will continue to grow?

Sister-I think that is a bearded bear butterfly!!!

PGL-I'm glad you like the title. You know we gardeners got to have a little humor every once in awhile.

Casey-You crack me up girl!!!Next time I see you I'm going to pay close attention to those legs.

Beckie-I think I was almost standing on my head to get that picture! Ha,Ha!! So this is a skipper? It's probably pretty sad I don't know these winged beauties names.

Hi Sue, Thanks for visiting my blog and for the blotanical welcome. I tried to send a message through blotanical last night and wasn't successful either.

Flydragon-These comments are pretty funny! I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I think that one is a silver spotted skipper.

TC said...

A very important pollinator, now with less honeybees around.

Nice picture Susie.

Eve said...

Nice little bearded, butterbaby.

I am amazed at how much most gardeners know about birds, butterflies and bees, compared to me. I know nothing. But I do enjoy learning from all of you guys.

Susie said...

Robin-Thanks for visiting my blog. Thanks for telling me the name of the skipper. I truly enjoy little winged gifts but I don't always know the names of them.

TC-I really hate whats happening to the honeybees so good to know this little guy is a good pollinator. Glad you liked my picture!

Eve-Love that name-bearded butterbaby. That is too cute! I'm afraid I'm not much good at knowing names of insects. I'm like you, enjoy learning from others.

garden girl said...

Hi Susie, great shot of the skipper! How nice of him to be so obliging about getting his picture taking.

Eileen said...

You get the best shots! I have never seen such an interesting butterfly. I'm thinking it looks like a beard too. So cute. Love how you take the time to notice all the treasures all around us!

Susie said...

GG-I'm glad you enjoyed my picture. Luckily, I had my camera in tow or I probably would have missed the shot.

Cortney said...

I'm going with the beard...it makes him look more sophisticated!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Not the usual 'pose' but lovely!

Hi! Was browsing around Blotanical and my, what a beautiful blog! And great music too! I think I won't be moving away from this page for a while....
Loved the moonflower. And the accompanying words....beautiful!

Susie said...

Kanak-Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your kind words. Joining Blotanical has opened my eyes to so many wonderful and informative blogs. Now I'm off to visit yours.