warning, selfish promotion…


In the case you haven’t looked at my Buy a Book page I have recently made my blog posts available for purchase as a book. I have my copy and it’s wonderful.

NEW: For a SPECIAL gift you may now purchase “Miracles Respectfully Preserved”, a collection of my blog posts from 2010 through 2014. Blook order of Miracles Respectfully Preserved.  This book is paperback and also available as an E book!

AND THERE’S MORE: A second volume is also now available for purchase, “Miracles Respectfully Preserved”, a collection of my blog posts from 2015 through 2016. It is available in paperback and as an E-book.  Blook order of Volume 2 of Miracles Respectfully Preserved

Inexhaustible loveliness…


Bougainvillea vine seems to ceaselessly bloom and is therefore a popular choice to establish on garden arbors. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Awe-some entrance to Butterfly World. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Elusive beauty…


White Morpho, equally as strikingly beautiful as the Blue Morpho. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Blue Morpho at rest, which is a rare sight. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

“Morph” means change, yet for this family of butterflies it has a different connotation. The Morpho butterflies are so named for their beauty and shape, in reference to Aphrodite. Images of these creatures require patience because when they are visible, they spend most time in the air, rarely settling on a plant long enough to focus and capture (photographically).

This site goes into details of the variety of Morpho butterflies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morpho

 

Like no other…


Colors like its name, the Jade plant vine in bloom at Butterfly World. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Meet the Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys), aka Tayabak as it’s known in its homeland, the Philippines. The blue-green color of the flower is unique to this species; no other bloom in the world has its shades of jade and turquoise.

Unique in color and bloom appearance. Original beauty. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Aptly named…


The Bottlebrush Tree (Callistemon Sp.) at Florida’s Butterfly World. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Closeup of the “bottle bristles” in bloom. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg.

A favorite of butterflies, the Bottle Brush Tree is appropriately named and placed inside Butterfly World, Florida.