Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Orange and Blue on the Dunes

I saw lots of bright colors when I was out walking on the Manila dunes on Monday. Little Acmon Blue butterflies (Plebejus acmon) were flashing their blue and orange wings:


Goodness, but those orange bands are pretty:


This Acmon Blue was enjoying some Coast Buckwheat (Eriogonum latifolium) flowers:


Coast Buckwheat seems to be quite popular with the insects around here -- including this unidentified bee -- and the little flowers are really lovely up close:


Speaking of bright colors, I have to share the abundant and phenomenal California Poppy:


And it's hard to find a brighter blue than in this sunny ocean scene:


There are so many bright and beautiful things in the sand! I love discovering these little treats at our new home.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous series! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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