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In case you didn’t notice it’s Spring time, look at this.  I took it late this morning in Shuwaikh.  The little flowers were in a pot and the surrounding area was full of butterflies.  I don’t know what family this butterfly is from, but I know I’ve always seen it in Kuwait.  I have many childhood memories of this exact colour.  I remember catching them and placing them into jars – only to watch them stop moving a while later.  Before you write to the UN, we were five or six at the time.

I promised the family I would buy these flowers in the hope of attracting butterflies into our garden.

UPDATE 23 03 2009

The flowers are called Lantanas & the butterfly is called Plain Tiger.


  1. I remember seeing them too! Getting them to stay alive is difficult in Kuwait’s atmosphere!

  2. Closed jars also contributed 🙂

  3. very beautiful

  4. wow! never knew there were butterflies around here! yet to see one! the sight of the sparrows flitting and chirping itself is such a thrill. 🙂

    • 8bitsofcoffee
    • Posted 23 March 2009 at 6:30 pm
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    A butterfly called Plain Tiger, now that is something 🙂

    Beautiful shot 🙂

  5. — ::: ShoSho :::
    It really is. A photographer’s dream.

    — onlooker
    You have to look hard to find them… Glad the sparrows are here year-round. We need more gardens! In London, the number of sparrows is declining each year because there aren’t enough quiet places for them to breed.

    — 8bitsofcoffee
    🙂 Thanks

  6. Wonderful shot bu Yousif!

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