Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Round Robin Challenge: Fabulous Freaks Of Nature

"How strange that nature does not knock, yet does not intrude."

-Emily Dickinson, in a letter to Mrs. J. S. Cooper, 1880

Our friend, and fellow Robin, Meg, author of the journal, "In Quest Of" has given chosen "Fabulous Freaks of Nature" as our current challenge to tackle. But she has also given us a secondary choice of subjects for the challenge, "Beautiful Butterflies." At first I was finding it quite difficult to come up with an example of a freak of nature. Not one potato shaped like a duck, or a tomato shaped like the Liberty Bell, or even a plaid purple people eater. LOL. What to do? So I began looking in my archives for some butterfly photos that I took at the conservatory last year. I came up with a few that I haven't previously posted, so I thought I might do a butterfly extravaganza! But then I remembered that in my files was a really cool example of a freak of nature... the double coconut I saw at the Conservatory of Flowers, special exhibit.

I know, I know... it's a little on the rude side. LOL. And as I passed by it the first time, I didn't even notice it's... ahem... strangeness. It was on the second pass through the line that I began to hear the silly snickers. LOL. I couldn't help but laugh out loud myself. I don't know... I think it's kinda cool. What do you think? Cool? Educational? Or just plain rude? One things for sure, I think it definitely qualifies as a "Fabulous Freak Of Nature." So, as you can see, I decided to do both suggestions for this entry. :) Thank you Meg, for this awesome challenge!

The Butterfly Extravaganza...

Great Northern White

Gulf Fritillary

Cabbage White




Zebra Longwing

Crimson Longwing

Be sure to visit Meg, and the other Robin participants. You can find each entry by clicking the links below. If you have never played along with us, I hope you will consider joining us sometime. All you need is a blog, a camera, and a little bit of creativity. You can find all the information you need by visiting the official Round Robin Photo Challenge blog, which can be found here.


Linking List

1. Meg... In Quest Of

2. Carly... Ellipsis

3. boliyou... Percolation

4. Janet... Fond of Photography

5. Karen... Outpost Mavarin

6. Gina... Gina's Space

7. Marie... Photographs and Memories Too

8. Kerrin... Macro Capture

9. Suzanne R... New Suzanne R's Life

10. Julie... Julie's Web Journal

11. Tammie Jean... Long Drives To Nowhere

12. Steven... (sometimes) photoblog

13. Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

14. Teena... It's all about me!


15. Vicki... Maracas



Gattina said...

I love the double coconut, lol ! that's really funny and your other pictures are just beautiful !

MariesImages said...

Stunning butterflies, all beautiful & colorful! The coconut is rude, silly & freaky! Perfect for this challenge!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Wowsers! Yes, that coconut is a perfect example for the topic. I'm trying to imagine the how and why of the tree producing that exact shape. But oh, Carly, those butterflies! You've surpassed yourself on several of those shots, and that's saying a lot! I can see it now in the front of B&N: Carly's Big Book of Butterflies! Hey, I'd buy it!

I'll play catch up on Ellipsis sometime in the next day or too. Be seeing you!

Teena said...

Ha! That's too funny! Very naughty!!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

MyMaracas said...

Perfect choice for "freaky" Carly -- one look and I burst out laughing.

The butterflies are amazing, and they fill me with hope. I mean, how bad can the world be, if such beings are still in it?

Suzanne R said...

Hmmm, I wasn't able to see all of the butterfly shots, which I'm sure I can blame on either IE or Yahoo, but I got the rude coconut just fine! LOL! Actually, I don't think it's all that bad -- pretty funny or maybe silly. It's a great example of the theme, too.

Steven said...

That coconut! Too funny. Super set of butterflies and my favorite, the gulf fritillary, among them.

Meg said...

Oh my goodness!! What a beautiful entry! The coconut-booty shot is hysterical!

gina said...

lol coconut NEVER would have entered my mind! love the butterflies...beautiful, beautiful shots. :)

boliyou said...

Wacky coconut. Great find! I love the butterfly shots, too.

Nancy said...

ROFL with that coconut....

Wonderful flutterbies too...


kmm said...

The butterflies are amazing and I like the art work. Cheers Kerrin

Janet said...

coconut butt!!!

Love your beautiful butterfly pics :-)