Beautiful Butterflies ~ Monarchs in the Garden

As summer comes to an end, the Monarch butterflies migrate through Texas to Mexico following their age-old survival clock. This year, we had the pleasure and privilege of providing nourishment to Monarch butterflies in our garden while they took a brief break on their southward journey. We would see almost 20 to 25 butterflies in different colors and sizes, fluttering and feasting in our garden every day for the past two weeks. They seem to delight on passion flower, Tithonia (Mexican sunflower), milkweed and Rangoon creeper. Their favorite seems to be the plentiful zinnias in the backyard. The butterflies are so beautiful to look at as they pass through the garden. It’s truly is a joy to watch them. Not only for us but also for our gentle cat, Kittaya, who sits behind the porch door and meows at the moving rainbow of monarchs.

Here are some Monarchs captured through our camera.

Monarch butterflies in my Garden, Aug- 2014

Monarch butterflies in my Garden, Aug- 2014

Monarch butterflies in my Garden, Aug- 2014

Monarch butterflies in my Garden, Aug- 2014

Monarch butterflies in my Garden, Aug- 2014



  • By Kay, August 26, 2014 @ 7:27 pm

    Beautiful pictures, Indira! How have you been?

  • By Pallavi, September 16, 2014 @ 7:37 am

    beautiful pictures Indira! …Thanks to your garden, we have some of these beautiful butterflies in our garden to and they are quite an entertainment for Srishti!

  • By Tracy, September 23, 2014 @ 9:57 pm

    Lovely photos of Gulf fritillaries (Agraulis vanillae). My cat, too, loves to lie below the zinnias and watch butterflies flit around.

  • By Anu, October 19, 2014 @ 7:56 pm

    Dear Indira,

    The photos are unbelievable – how in the world did you manage to capture them? They could grace the pages of any good magazine. I am in awe.

    Good to have you back. Early in my marriage, when I did not know much cooking, you were a friendly guiding angel leading the way. This blog is very dear to me, and I rejoice at the chance to read it again.

    Welcome back! Hope all is well with Vijay and you.


  • By anusia, November 24, 2014 @ 12:32 am

    The butterflies are very beautiful and colorful.

  • By Kavitha, December 10, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    Hi Indira,

    What are you upto these days? We miss your posts. Keep us updated.


  • By Kamala, January 2, 2015 @ 6:17 pm

    Hello Indira garu,

    Wish you and your family a very happy, prosperous and healthy new year.

  • By Lydia, February 11, 2015 @ 9:03 pm

    Just came to your web site, when looking for Chayote squash recipe. My Garden had a lot of Chayotes this year, the vines climbed all over the tree. LOL.
    I love your recipes, and will try a lot of them. Love Indian food.

    You have a great website, and I will be visiting it often.


  • By Mary, July 29, 2015 @ 5:22 am

    Hai Indira,
    Just to check on you and make sure that you are doing okay. I was a regular follower of your blog and it is worrisome to see your absence here since a long time. Take care and be blessed!!!

  • By Vani, August 21, 2015 @ 7:22 am

    Hi Indira, long time no post. Hope everything is fine with you.

  • By Madhavi, September 25, 2015 @ 8:41 am

    It has been silent here for so long and I miss your serene voice. Please come back, beautiful Indira.

  • By Anupama, January 2, 2016 @ 8:34 pm

    Wish you and your family a very happy new year.

  • By Sarada (Detroit), August 30, 2017 @ 10:15 pm

    Indira garu,
    Hope you, your family and friends are doing well after the
    catastrophic Hurricane Harvey in Houston.
    With Prayers for all of you

  • By Swarnali, December 4, 2017 @ 10:15 am

    Hi Indira,
    I used to browse the other blog on ยท Nandyala but am unable to open that site now. I have been trying since last few days. I believe it has something to do with the domain. Please check.
    I love your work on the home, garden and recipes.

    Best Wishes,

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