Green Thumb Sunday: Butterfly on chive blossom

Butterfly on chive blossom

I took this photo at Onion Creek Farm in Ames, Iowa exactly one week ago. Gardeners, plant and nature lovers can join in Green Thumb Sunday every week. Visit As the Garden Grows for more information.

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9 Responses to “Green Thumb Sunday: Butterfly on chive blossom”


  1. 1 ruth June 3, 2007 at 11:10 am

    I love taking photos of butterflies and can often be seen chasing around the garden trying to get to one before it flies away.
    Happy GTS

  2. 3 Captain Lifecruiser June 3, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    Oh, butterflies always are such a delight to spot! And to capture on photo if they stay still long enough. I’m amazed over how vibrant green the background is too. Lovely spring green.

  3. 4 thebluestbutterfly June 3, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    What do they grow at Onion Creek farms?

  4. 5 chigiy June 3, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    I like the butterfly against the green background.

  5. 6 skeet June 4, 2007 at 1:18 am

    Beautiful shot! I wish my chives would bloom, but they taste just fine so I’m happy and bloomless!

  6. 7 wes June 4, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    Onion Creek — That’s a cool name for a place.

    Also, neat photo. I wonder what kind of butterfly that is. The only species that I vaguely know the look of are monarch and Nabokov’s blue. That one doesn’t really look like either.

  7. 9 inadvertentgardener June 5, 2007 at 6:41 am

    Ruth, they’re so hard to photograph, but it’s such a bonus when a photo comes out well!

    Jean, thank you!

    Captain Lifecruiser, you know, I didn’t even really take a close look at that green in the background until you pointed it out…I was so focused on the foreground (metaphor, anyone?). Thanks for noticing that!

    Thebluestbutterfly, they grow all kinds of organic vegetables. It’s a lovely place.

    Chigiy, thanks and thanks for stopping by. :-)

    Skeet, I’ve been trying to grow chive from seed with no luck. I need to go get a seedling.

    Wes, I think you may be right — thanks for ID’ing the butterfly! I was wondering, myself, but hadn’t yet gone to do the legwork…


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