Friday, July 31, 2009
There is monarch butterfly in my yard! It's taken all summer, but one finally came to visit my Joe-Pye weed! I love how the flowerhead in the above picture is bending towards the butterfly, as if acknowledging how long it's been and volunteering to help him out.
Here's a nice close-up:
Unfortunately this guy wasn't feeling very photogenic and I couldn't get a shot of him with wings opened. But the important part is that he was here in the first place. Then, when I wrapped up my little photo shoot he got spooked and flew away, so hopefully I'll see him again. This is the first butterfly I've seen actually hanging out here since that swallowtail that's in my header photo (which has obviously been there a long time). What great timing for getting the camera working again! Have a good weekend everybody!