Artful Butterflies

A composite of butterflies photographed in the Butterfly Meadow, Central Park, and edited in Corel Painter and Photoshop.

Clouded Sulphurs (Colius philodice) and Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on a Butterfly Bush (Buddleja), Central Park 7/27/2019

Young Wet Robin

I photographed this young bird in Central Park yesterday. Many birds were taking baths in the Loch. I’ve read they don’t do bathe to cool off, but it looked like that to me—it was a hot day.

Barrett Fountain

This fountain honors children’s book author Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924). The Conservatory Garden, which reopened to the public in 1937, was chosen as the perfect site for this memorial erected by Friends of Burnett. The reclining boy playing the flute and a young girl holding the bowl may represent Mary and Dickon, the main characters in The Secret Garden. The bowl is a functioning birdbath where small birds drink.

Barrett Fountain, Central Park Conservatory Garden 5/20/2019
From Wikipedia