Butterflies: For Fear of the First Frost

butterfly feeding frenzy

We had our first overnight frost last week, and I swear,

the butterfly feeding frenzy was a premonition on their part.

Butterfly friends

When one knows The End is near, why be bashful or unsociable?

Monarch in the menagerie

Tattered and torn, but untroubled, was this elder Monarch nearby.

Painted Lady spread-eagle

For the love of Marigolds and warm Autumn afternoons, a Painted Lady lays out.

Dainty Lady

This dainty lady with a gray hairstreak was fearless before the first frost.

Marigold sunset

Hearty Marigolds play host to the fanciest creatures on earth.

menagerie of butterflies

A butterfly menagerie is a feast for eyes to see.

Black Swallowtail feeding

The last to come was the first to go, before the freeze set sail.

Autumn sunset

“Stay warm, be cool, and feel free, folks!”

Uncle Tree

♣

Advertisements

14 thoughts on “Butterflies: For Fear of the First Frost

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s