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Orange Red Friday?

As I was getting into my car yesterday I was surrounded by fluttering butterflies.
I slowly grabbed my phone and waited for them to land.

The Painted Lady butterflies seemed to be attracted by the colourful Pyracantha bush
with its fire orange berries and by the decaying plums,
left unpicked on the overhang of our neighbours tree
(I have since been told they are Red Admiral's!?)

I had meant to ask them if I could pick them as they were bursting with ripeness two weeks ago. I did pick a few that were hanging my side out of sight of their eyes. Naughty!!
Now I wish I had picked more as it appears they are not admired or appreciated my the neighbours at all. The butterflies are obviously very pleased.
I counted nine in all!

As I drove away from the house, I spotted the changing leaves
on the Japanese Maple in our road side garden, so I backed up and shot these

... then on the way home I saw this neat little cottage with a real red door. Love it.

and a blood red Begonia after the rain.

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  1. I love your love for nature and how you capture those rare moments. Perhaps you should be a photographer. I may have mentioned that before :).

    Go ahead, pick the plums. If they didn't want you to have them, then they would trim the tree so that the plums would not be accessible from your yard :).

  2. what beautiful colours you managed to capture, I once tried to capture a picture of a butterfly but it just woudnt stay still for long enough.

    Great photo friday

  3. I love this post. The butterflies are in perfect camouflage in that pyracantha.
    Love the Japanese Maple (though mine is not doing very well.)
    Red door very distinguished.
    Great photostory Friday.

  4. Great shots. I love Japanese maples, they are so pretty. Happy PSF!

  5. I love, love red leaves. There's just something very poetic about them for me.

    I love that you captured beauty around you. Makes me want to take a little photo stroll around the neighborhood...:)

  6. Well you had a busy drive! The butterflies are wonderful, and I've always wanted a red door!

  7. I'm jelaous. You and Adrian have both got lots of butterflies. They seem to have abandoned me this year.

  8. Very beautiful Saz. Reminds me that it's nearly Autumn tho'.

  9. Lovely colourful post Sazzie. As for the plums, why don't you knock and ask, they probably would be grateful to you for saving them the trouble of sweeping up the mess, rather like my crabapple man, and would prefer the plums as bottled or as jam in return.

    suitably fruity veri word: pearpart

  10. A beautiful colour palette in your pictures - Autumn at its best.

  11. Those are some beautiful pictures! I just now this morning noticed some leaves changing colors. Fall snuck right up to us!

  12. Very pretty! I love nature also..:)

  13. fantastic shots. good for you. I’m remembering 9/11 today here’s my link Have a nice Friday!

  14. Fantastic shots! I simply love those butterflies!

  15. I love the way you linked all these things together and shared them with us. Bit partial to a red front door myself.

  16. I love the connected colours and thanks for telling me what sort of butterflies they are that land on our front garden buddleia - I could of course have googled but that takes much more effort

  17. great pics and I love that red door cottage

  18. I thought the law said you were allowed to pick fruit overhanging into your garden?

    Lovely pictures of the Red Admirals though!

  19. Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!!! And since red is my favorite color, I ADORE these pictures!!!! Thank you for your lovely words of welcome!!!! I'm glad to be back...I missed you! Here's a funny for you...Blogger gave me fits this reversed two of the paragraphs in my post when I tried to load a quote box...and I didn't notice the "blip" until a few hours later...ARGHHH! Glad you could make sense of my post...LOL... Blogger has officially welcomed me...ROFL...That kind I can do without...Ha! But your welcome, my dear friend, made my day!! Love to you~ JanineXO


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