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