Tattered Gulf fritillary

Life has taken a toll on this butterfly as revealed by its tattered and torn up wings.  But regardless of the predators and various environmental challenges it has faced, it is still a beautiful butterfly that has survived to fly another day.

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph”.  ~Thomas Paine

Gulf Fritillary

The bright orange color of a Gulf Fritillary floating down the roadside on a light autumn breeze is a beautiful sight.  I spotted this one on my morning walk down our country road.

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”  ~G.K. Chesterton