Flower Planking in Carolina Cove on Lake Livingston!

Real Estate Agent with 101 Main St. Realty 518539

Flower Planking ©JoniStaples


I shot this photo at a butterfly garden at an individual's residence in Carolina Cove on Lake Livingston. The family planted butterfly friendly flowers to attract butterflies, and it worked! They were EVERYWHERE. There was also an ample supply of big, fluffy, bumble bees. YIKES! Stay tuned for more butterfly shots. ☺

Comments (30)

Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666 - Sacramento, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

Joni:  Where on earth do you find such beautiful subjects to photograph?  The perfect flower and the perfect butterfly, together at just the right moment in time.  Stunning.

Aug 12, 2012 01:14 PM
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Being able to photograph a shot like that is very impressive.

Aug 12, 2012 10:23 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Great  shot.  Have a wonderful week with your camera in hand.

Aug 12, 2012 11:23 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Doug: In a friend's back yard. They have a butterfly garden. I stood and shot a zillion photos trying to capture it while the wings were open. That's my super sensitive, top secret technique. Take a bunch, hope for one really good one! HA!

Morgan: Thank you! See my super sensitive, top secret technique in the comment above to Doug! HA!

Roy: Thank you. Love the purple flower!


Aug 12, 2012 11:26 PM
William True
True Sarasota Real Estate - Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Real Estate

Good morning, Joni, and === WOW === what an amazing shot!!! Thanks for sharing the beauty with us. Have a great day in real estate and more.

Aug 13, 2012 01:10 AM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Joni - what a fantastic photo! I'm always trying to capture butterflies, especially when they are on a beautiful flower! I seem to only get shots with bees in them, lol! Thanks for sharing!

Aug 13, 2012 03:09 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Joni,

You have truly outdone yourself with this photo as the flower and the butterfly are spectacular. Happy Monday!

Aug 13, 2012 04:15 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I'm trying to get some video of butterflies and humming birds this summer, they are both elusive. This is a fabulous shot Joni. Love the "planking" analogy. Made me chuckle.

Aug 13, 2012 04:31 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Oh my!  The flower and the butterfly are perfectly color coordinated.  Pretty cool.

Aug 13, 2012 01:42 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


This is outstanding. Great timing. A reblog for sure. :)


Aug 13, 2012 03:40 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Joni, you definitely need to submit this photo to a photo contest!  The colors are stunning and the composition is outstanding!  I also think you should reproduce this photo and sell signed copies! When Steve raves about a photo, it is top notch!

Aug 13, 2012 04:12 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Joni you captured nature at its best.  What a spectacular shot.

Aug 13, 2012 04:14 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Joni:  What an incredible picture.  You must have had a ton of patience to be able to wait for this butterfly to pose for you like this.  Very, very nice.

Aug 13, 2012 05:22 PM
Melissa Stahl
Melbourne, FL
Realtor, Exit 1st Class Realty


That is absolutely beautiful. I've been trying all summer to catch a butterfly on camera and I just haven't gotten the right shot. Congrats on the photo, it's amazing.

Aug 13, 2012 10:29 PM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Joni  I saw this over at Steve Hoffacker's re-blog.  Lovely photo

Aug 13, 2012 10:39 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

William: Thank YOU!

Kristine: I love bee shots!!

Thank you, Kirstin!

Debb: It made laugh too! ☺

Patricia: I did that on purpose! HA! :)))

Wow! Thanks, Steve!

Sharon: Maybe I'll just do that!

Thank you, Jennifer!

Karen: I shot a zillion shots trying to capture this. I wasn't really sure if I got it or not. :)

Melissa: I typically get one a year. I was especially blessed that day!

Karen: Isn't he the best!! (Thank you, Steve!!)

Aug 13, 2012 11:35 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Congratulations. This post is now featured on "Speechless Sundays." :)


Aug 15, 2012 04:25 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Wow! Thanks, Steve! I appreciate it so much!

Aug 17, 2012 01:50 PM
Maria Morton
Platinum Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Joni, that's a great shot of the butterfly on the flower! Fantastic colors and fabulous definition!

Aug 19, 2012 02:24 PM
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Nice shot, Joni!   I love the colors involved.  So bright and cheery!

Have a wonderful week!

Aug 19, 2012 04:43 PM