The last few days here in Madison Indiana the Monarch butterflies have been resting and feeding in all the great wildflower fields that surround our area. I also have never seen the goldenrod as beautiful as I have seen it this year, which makes it a great compliment to the Monarch in all my pics.
i don’t know how long the migration will hold around here but I am trying to get out and shoot with every spare minute I can find. Whatever happens it has definitely been one the best opportunities I have ever had to photograph these beautiful winged creatures and who knows with their numbers plummeting across the United States I may not ever see these numbers again.
The sad thing is,at least in my area, that no one else seems to be noticing the significant number of butterflies that have stopped off from their annual migration. I have spent countless hours outdoors and have never witnessed such a display that is being put on right now.
I guess it’s all in your priorities but I will take nature every time and leave the frivolous stuff to the masses lol. I just hope that maybe I can talk one person into getting out seeing something they may never be able to see again in their lifetime and it has a lasting effect on them.
Thanks for taking the time to stop and have a look at my photography and have a great weekend!
23 thoughts on “The Beautiful Monarch”
Beautiful picture! The golden rods are definitely a perfect backdrop for teh Monarch. I have had a great time watching all of the butterflies this year. It has been amazing watching them!
It sure has glad you got to enjoy them !!
It sounds (and looks) magical. I am glad you were able to witness this. It is a shame that so many people do not pay attention to natural phenomena like this one. It is their loss!
Thank you for sharing.
It sure is..thanks for taking a look !!
Thank YOU for sharing your beautiful pix with us and for keeping up with their migration & numbers. Could this be a sign that they are coming back to normal levels?
I think if we have a few years like this one I will definitely say they are coming back but i think it looks better than it has the last few years !!
That’s a wonderful combination of yellow and orange. The goldenrod in Austin is just now flowering.
thanks I hope your fields produce like mine has this year !!
We’ve been having lots of rain, so let’s hope that brings out some dense stands of goldenrod.
This is amazing 🙂
Thanks Joshi !!
I visited your flickr page, too, and was really impressed with your butterfly shots. All of your photographs are beautiful.
Thank you so much !!
Love your pictures. I guess we in Southern California have both migratory and non migratory Monarchs as they are in my garden all year. I love to watch them spiral up in my garden
Thats awesome you get to enjoy them all year !!
Autumn glows a-gold!
Beat light and color of the year !!
Super images again Bernie, enjoy the spectacle!
Beautiful Monarch and beautiful flowers and its yellow 😍💐