Taking A Break

A Grass Yellow butterfly on a moss rose.

I’m heading down south to visit my sister and her family. They live in Chennai and it’s so far away that we don’t meet often. For the next five days there will be no new posts and I won’t be blog-hopping either. Of course I’ll get back to business as usual when my holiday is over.:))

The picture of the Grass Yellow butterfly was taken last week. These flowers have been blooming for several weeks but now the size of the yellow as well as the white blooms have become smaller.

Tithonia /Mexican sunflower

An update.

The zinnia-like flower with the sunflower-like leaves that I included in my post yesterday has been identified by Lotusleaf of Garden Tropics. It’s the Tithonia (Mexican Sunflower). Thank you Padma for the flower ID.

Hope you all have a great week!!

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About Kanak Hagjer

Hello from north-east India! I love to blog about all things floral and foliar and sharing the beauty of my region is what I am most passionate about!
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10 Responses to Taking A Break

  1. One says:

    Mexican Sunflower? Learnt a new thing. Looking forward to your return. Perhaps you might capture some interesting finds in Chennai.

  2. Autumn Belle says:

    The Mexican sunflower looks like a zinnia but the leaves gave it away. It is gorgeous though. Wising you a safe and pleasant journey. Do bring back photos about Chennai to share with us. Happy Diwali!

  3. Anita says:

    That butterfly on the moss rose is so pretty. I remember seeing a lot more of those yellow butterflies as a kid. I don’t see them as frequently now.
    I’m really interested to see what pictures you may bring for us when you’re back from Chennai. You have a keen eye and a visitor’s perspective is always fresher one.

  4. wendy says:

    Have a good time! Nice butterfly, so soft and pretty.

  5. Good shot on the yellow flower and yellow butterfly! yes, that’s Mexican sunflower. Have a wonderful holiday!!

  6. Sharmila says:

    Enjoy ur holidays … have tons of fun with ur sister n family !!

  7. Denise says:

    Have a great time visiting your sister and her family. Lovely photos!

  8. Have a great trip! Your photos are very beautiful.

  9. stardust says:

    I enlarged the photos to see more details. The translucent yellow wings of the butterfly is so beautiful and looks like one with the yellow flower. Mexican sunflower is new to me. Have a nice trip.

  10. arati says:

    i love that yellow butterfly on the yellow portulaca!
    thank you for your comment on my blog. coincidentally i was in chennai last week as well.. i had planned on going to the newly opened senmozhi poonga- the botanical garden of sorts, but could not because of the incessant rains. next time i suppose! i did think of you and wonder what gardens you were exploring while in chennai 🙂

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