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GBBD Oct 2011 at Onenezz

Yellow represents sunshine.


It is associated with joy and happiness.


After removing the lawn, I reserved about 400 square foot of land to grow plants.


Before I decided what to grow, cosmos invaded.
I got rid of some but left most of them where they were because I thought they would be good to attract all the interesting critters apart from looking beautiful.


Below is a Common Grass Yellow Butterfly.


It is a moth, NOT a wasp.


Plain Tiger Butterfly.


Thanks to Nature Rambles, the orange butterfly below is called a Peacock Pansy.
It resembles the Blue Pansy which also appeared on the cosmos. 


Don't you just love the orange skipper below?
I'm entering this photo in Picture This Photo Contest at Gardening Gone Wild.
The theme for this month is 'Fill the Frame' and in this instance, it is the bokeh that is filling the frame, not the skipper.


Here is another orange insect.
Come to think of it, there are lots of of orange insects at this time.
Anything to do with Halloween approaching?


Treehoppers suck the sap of the plant.
They may not be healthy for plants but it really doesn't matter to me.
The cosmos has served its purpose of attracting many critters, both beneficial and otherwise.


A lady bug should be a delightful sight for most gardeners, I guess.


Actually, I enjoy these cosmos with or without the critters.



Anyone keen to adopt a grasshopper?


Probably not.
How about a dragonfly?


Linking up with :
GBBD at May Dreams Garden
Camera Critters

41 comments:

  1. Wow, so many amazing insects! It seems to me all we get are mosquitos, ants and flies. Sometimes I see white moths, but no butterflies. Thanks for sharing yours!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  2. Great shots. Yellow seems to be a popular color right now. I love your cosmos. I'd let them take over my entire garden:)

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  3. So many great shots. I love the beautiful yellow cosmos and the handsome grasshopper!

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  4. Lovely blooms and some great shots of the Butterflies also.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  5. You can have a "bugs farm" if not a butterfly farm.

    Your friends form a good team that attract many of us.

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  6. Like that shot of the orange insect...

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  7. Such cheerful blooms! You seem to get a whole lot of interesting visitors. Love them all! Your orange butterfly is a Peacock pansy. Lovely shot of the dragonfly. I have never photographed a tree hopper. I should be looking out for them now.

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Thanks a ton for the link! You're a sweetheart! You're right...the underneath of the Blue and the Peacock Pansy's wings look almost the same.

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  9. Yellow represents beautiful! I see five that would be wonderful images for fill the frame. I agree with NR that you get the most interesting critters. The bug in number 10 is so uniquely colored and moth 6 is really so pretty in every way. All the bugs look so gorgeous against the bright yellow.

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  10. I love cosmos. Here, mine are pink and dark pink, and white. My dad used to refer to them as weeds. And rightfully so for once their seed is cast out, you never seem to get rid of them. But I planted them for the same reason you enjoy them: the insects love them. Beautiful pictures again, One. And no, I do not want to adopt any grasshoppers because we have had our invasion this summer. Now lady bugs and butterflies, yes.

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  11. Fantastic shots of the insects. The wasp moth! couldn't make it up, could you.

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  12. How beautiful your captures are One! The wasp moth is not one I've seen before...how interesting. Yellow is such a joyful color; how could those insects resist?!

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  13. What a great post!--My favorite GBBD post so far!!
    Beautiful photos :)

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  14. Wow - such gorgeous shots of flowers and that lovely butterfly!

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  15. I appreciate the devotion to yellow in October. It is a 'happy' color, and a color that will be soon missing from the garden as it grows colder. Happy GBBD!

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  16. all very beautiful. i love the third one :)

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  17. You really make me appreciate all the wonderful colors that insects come in. That orange skipper is amazing. Happy GBBD.

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  18. I love Cosmos .. great color ... and enjoyed seeing the visitors to your blooms! Lovely shots. Happy Critter Day!

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  19. A field of cosmos & critters instead of a lawn sounds like a great idea.

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  20. You have beautiful insects in your garden!

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  21. It looks like it was a beautiful day when you took those photos. All that yellow lifted my heart.

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  22. Dear One, How clever to link Bloom Day with Camera Critters giving us a double treat. I love all your sunshiny yellow flowers, and that wasp moth is amazing. Pamela.

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  23. How lovely all of the delicate insects look perched on the cosmos.

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  24. Beautifully captured!

    My Critter, please come and see.

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  25. You have the most beautiful pictures!

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  26. Awesome series of photos. The fowers are all gorgeous and the butterflies are beautiful. The third shot down is just lovely and one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing these beautiful critters, happy Sunday!

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  27. Great pics! Some I didn't know - like the treehopper, and that orange insect. Beautiful butterflies. Your cosmos are very cheerful!

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  28. Your photos are improving by the week! Wonderful captures, One. Hope to get some tips from you.I did capture my first 2 dragonflies in Sarawak, though.
    Congrats on the GGW award.
    Rosie

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  29. Send the dragonfly, but you may keep the grasshopper. I have a lot of cosmos growing on a slope I have now named my wild garden, and I think this area attracts more insects than any other space in my yard. The bees and butterflies love it! Your photos are lovely, and they make me want to grab my own camera and head for the cosmos!

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  30. outstanding images!!!
    thanks for stopping by my photo blog!!!
    see you real soon! :)

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  31. So many cool critters! I love all the butterflies! They are different than the ones I have in my garden. The wasp moth is a first for me too! Lovely images!

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  32. Your cosmos are so beautiful. I think the critters are nice rewards for a wildlife friendly garden.

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  33. I just realized i haven't been here, gone home for the weekend and signal is absurd. The laptop there got some hickups! That critter with hooks seem very unusual, i can't decide what kind it belongs to! I am curious how it looks like with wings open, please try to photograph at that stance. Maybe it will not be as aweful!

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  34. Each shot is wonderful, but I do love that skipper!

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  35. Beautiful post...I ADORE Cosmos...they are just so carefree and lovely.

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  36. Such a pretty shot of Cosmos! You really have a lot of orange addition in your garden!

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  37. A stunning display! Love the sunshiney-yellow.

    PS: Thank you so much for the lovely, caring comment you left me on my blog. It meant a lot to me.
    Christine

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