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ImageRidesredmule
Sep 20, 2010 6:31 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Come on down mekos. Want me to make it blue for you???
mekos
Sep 20, 2010 6:45 PM CST
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
NEWBEE CHAT & HELP LINE
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
Big Grin BUT OF COURSE ,DEAR!
Imageazreno
Sep 20, 2010 7:13 PM CST
Name: Lynn Reno
Mesa, AZ
Purple Rocks!
Ridesredmule wrote:You all need to do like Rucky did, he came to my house and He took one home with him. i gave him a Hibiscus and it is still on the table, but not that frog. It went home to Texas. I'm making more in case you make me a visit... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagetaters55
Sep 20, 2010 9:59 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Beautiful butterflies! There can neve be enough of them!
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Imagegoldfinch4
Sep 21, 2010 12:46 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Love how you have them all over outside - they're beautiful! Thumbs up
ImageRidesredmule
Sep 21, 2010 7:25 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Thank you all
ImageRidesredmule
Sep 21, 2010 12:32 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Thumb of 2010-09-21/Ridesredmule/5a1cff
I need to finish this one.
mekos
Sep 21, 2010 12:42 PM CST
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
NEWBEE CHAT & HELP LINE
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
I love those butterflies, one day I'm gonna get brave enough to try my luck at making one. Whistling
ImageRidesredmule
Sep 21, 2010 12:44 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
You can do it Mekos. I know you can. Hurray! Hurray!
Petalpants
Sep 21, 2010 1:38 PM CST
Name: Connie
Corpus Christi, TX
Charleen, such colorful Butterflies camping-out in your garden--- and you don't even have to worry about them Migrating away; they are there to Stay!!! Rolling my eyes. Thumbs up Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageRidesredmule
Sep 21, 2010 1:58 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
i have a couple hanging around on fence posts too. Thumb of 2010-09-21/Ridesredmule/cc56d2
Thumb of 2010-09-21/Ridesredmule/e983cc
Petalpants
Sep 21, 2010 2:00 PM CST
Name: Connie
Corpus Christi, TX
Thumbs up for the flutterbyes! Group hug
Imagetaters55
Sep 21, 2010 2:52 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
How did the "butterfly" get its name?

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/44462

One common yet erroneous explanation for this word's origin is that it comes from flutterby. What we do know, instead, is that this word is very old (pre-8th century). It was originally buturfliog, a compound of butere "butter" and fleoge "fly". Why butter? Some suggest that it was due to many butterflies being yellow in color, like butter. Others believe it is based upon the yellow excrement of butterflies. Still others hold to the notion that butterflies were thought to land in kitchens and drink milk or butter left uncovered (this, interestingly, is supported by a German word for butterfly, milchdieb "milk-thief").
From the net.

As author and etymologist David Feldman once asked, who put the butter in butterfly? The English common name did originate from the relatively simple combination of butter and fly, there's a written old English citation for buttorfleoge, but the literal origin is lost. Some sources have erroneously suggested that the excrement of butterflies is thought to resemble butter. The problem with this, of course, is that other than to void excess water, butterflies do not excrete! Caterpillars do because they are the active growing stage, although a simple consideration of what they eat will make you wonder why anyone would consider that it, commonly called frass, resembled butter! Intriguingly, the larvae of the Jamaican Mexican Fritillary, Euptoieta hegesia hegesia (Nymphalidae), when fed exclusively on the yellow flowers of their preferred host plant, Turnera ulmifolia (Turneraceae), do excrete yellow frass! When a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis it voids its last larval meal and the waste byproducts of metamorphosis in meconium, a fluid that is most often blood colored (which would lead one to bloodfly, not butterfly).

More likely origins include considering the that males of the common brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni, Pieridae) of England are butter-colored, or that, as author Samuel Jackson suggested, butterflies and the churning of butter are the simultaneous harbingers of spring, or that the word derives from the old myth that witches and fairies stole butter in the night, in the form of butterflies. The first of these is probably the most likely explanation (I'm a firm believer in simple explanations) but there is some etymological evidence for the last. Regardless, the word at least in English is unique (see So, What's in a Name (below) for more information) although I find that it has posed some interesting problems. Think about this: its common to call birdwatchers birders but what would one call a butterflywatcher? A butterflier? I don't think so. It sounds too much like a food fight to me. And I can't say I'm particularly enamored of the alternatives, lepper or bugger, either!

Have you ever wondered what they call butterflies in languages other than English? I thought that I knew quite a few of them until I found this list!

http://www.aworldforbutterflies.com/etymology.htm
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Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. James Dean

denimangle
Sep 21, 2010 3:56 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
I like the look of unfinished one kind of reminded me of Aztec runes
ImageRidesredmule
Sep 21, 2010 4:16 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Girl, she doesn't look like that now! I got her fixed. got another turtle and frog pored too. tomarrow will make the beginning for butterfly girls.
denimangle
Sep 21, 2010 4:49 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
OH NO I thought it was cool .... Big Grin
ImageRidesredmule
Sep 21, 2010 4:51 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
She still looks good. I'm going to make another one.
denimangle
Sep 21, 2010 5:27 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
well now its a she ... I was thinking it was a HE... among the beauties Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageRidesredmule
Sep 21, 2010 5:31 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Don't have very many hes in the butterfly area. Especially the butterfly girls. Rolling on the floor laughing
denimangle
Sep 21, 2010 5:53 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Thumb of 2010-09-21/denimangle/05d59a
but this looks like it could be a He Whistling

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