The Butterfly Effect: A Pictorial - Volume I | Beaufort County Now | I love watching, and taking pictures of small beautiful things just as much as I love making images of wide sweeping vistas. It is all part of God's natural plan, and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to record it for all posterity.

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    Photographer's note: If images such as these interest you, you can access the many and various images that Photographer Stan Deatherage has for sale of the usual, and unusual beauty of our region, the vast majority of which is of North Carolina, and, in particular, eastern North Carolina. We call this series of images "Space in Time".

    I love watching, and taking pictures of small beautiful things, even if these beautiful things are not perfect, just as much as I love making images of wide sweeping vistas. It is all part of God's natural plan, and I am fortunate to have that opportunity to record its beauty for all posterity. Here is a short record of the visiting Giant Swallowtail Butterfly, with the torn right wing, rear section.

    Today, July 19, 2017, under a cloudy sky of low ambient light, I made a series of images of a lone Butterfly feeding on the abundance of mint blossoms that my large Mac'swood yard does yield.

    That pictorial begins below:
The everpresent mint blossoms many times during the growing season, feeding a great group of insects, especially butterflies: Above and below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    If one plants mint in their yard, and allows it to flower like any good weed, they, too, may wind up with an upside down butterfly feeding on the mint's nectar. Of course, the mint tea is delicious for humans, aiding in digestion - it really works.

The mint blossoms are so delicious to these Butterflies that they will hang in every position necessary to feed: Above and below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    The once common Butterfly is a diminishing species due to urban and suburban sprawl of neat, but sterile properties, hence, I grow the mint.
Still upside down, and still making with the acrobatics of the natural process of feeding, the butterfly is a beautiful, yet purposeful creature: Above and below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    I planted the mint for the delicious leaves, and for the property that mosquitoes tend to shy away from its fragrance, however, the flowering of the going to seed of this plant is a plus to attract the nectar fiends, especially Butterflies.
Butterflies add to this World in so many ways far beyond their overwhelming beauty Above and below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.


    Photographer's note: If images such as these interest you, you can access the many and various images that Photographer Stan Deatherage has for sale of the usual, and unusual beauty of our region, the vast majority of which is of North Carolina, and, in particular, eastern North Carolina. We call this series of images "Space in Time".
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