On the hydrangea bush in front of our house this morning — several butterflies, numerous bumble bees, and other nectar loving insects…
“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”
― John Keats,
I love these beautiful flying joy bringers.
“Butterflies are not insects,’ Captain John Sterling said soberly. ‘They are self-propelled flowers.”
― Robert A. Heinlein,
The butterflies shown in these photos are all Painted Lady Butterflies. One of the things that fascinates me about these photos is how clearly the butterfly’s probiscis shows in several of the photos, especially in the top photo in this post.
What a lovely way to start my day watching these lovely ladies flutter around the hydrangea blossoms!
“A power of Butterfly must be –
The Aptitude to fly
Meadows of Majesty concedes
And easy Sweeps of Sky -”
― Emily Dickinson
May you walk in beauty.