Welcome back to the World…


The Butterfly World in Coconut Creek Florida seems like a world to itself. Today I am sharing a few images from last winter’s visit. They reopened today: https://www.butterflyworld.com/hurricane-closure-and-preparation/, and will release the butterflies and finches back into their outdoor habitats. There was no damage to the facilities by Irma.

A resting Clipper butterfly. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg.

Rain drenched stills butterflies; they are unable to fly with wet wings. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Macro image of butterfly among the flora. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

White Morpho butterfly. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg.

Thoas Swallowtail feeding on bananas in a dish. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg. I am unsure why its “tails” seem to be missing.

Enjoy from a distance…


Emerging Musk Thistle (Carduus Nutans) found along the Grant’s Trail in St. Louis during a morning walk. Beautiful, but untouchable for all its bristles.

Musk Thistle bloom with bud in background. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Opening Musk Thistle flower. Copyright 2017, Pamela Breitberg

For more details see: http://extension.missouri.edu/p/ipm1015

On the move…


Seeds ready to be dispersed, ensuring continuation of the cycle of life. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Empty brackets. Now is the time of winter’s dormancy. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Natural patterns…


When things are all the same color with minimal variations in tone then pattern becomes the primary characteristic descriptor. Now that the weather has chilled and plants are dormant, brown is the color of many of the images I have created the past few weeks. Enjoy some of nature’s patterns easily visible this time of year.

Decomposing woodland copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Decomposing woodland copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Dangling Tree remains copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Dangling Tree remains copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Hollowed tree on forest floor copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Hollowed tree on forest floor copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg