Gossamer-wing by janetb


As even the experts have trouble distinguishing between the Spring Azure and the Summer Azure, I'll just call this an Azure. Better yet, I'll call it a gossamer-wing, which refers to any member of the Lycaenidae family of small, delicate, shimmery butterflies. When this particular gossamer-wing opened its gossamer wings, the loveliest shade of blue appeared! Dusty blue. Almost periwinkle. And I loved watching its loveliness flit about the Astilbe. Not the Astilbe at the pond but our one and only 'Bridal Veil' in the shared bed.

I praise you, Lord, for the gossamer-wing on 'Bridal Veil.'
Eastern-tailed Blues are what I get to see mostly, though I have photographed a couple Azures, and it's amazing how beautifully deep-blue the upper sides of their wings are!
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June 10th, 2019  
Very beautiful! We've similar ones down here this year due our unusually wet winter.
June 11th, 2019  
I have seen very few of the blues this year - we mostly get the eastern-tailed blues - not sure I've seen the azures. I always have to pull out my identification book to try to match. I like the term gossamer-wing which fits this so nicely.
June 11th, 2019  
June 11th, 2019  
Beautiful little visitor. :)
June 12th, 2019  
both - so pretty lovely shot.
June 17th, 2019  
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