The bright flowers of the orange butterfly weed attracts a variety of insects during their blooming season. Here are a few that stopped in to enjoy the pollen and nectar.
“Stop every now and then. Just stop and enjoy. Take a deep breath. Relax and take in the abundance of life.” ~Unknown
So glad to see the Monarch butterflies back in our area after making their spring migration. They arrived here around the middle to end of April. These photos were taken on April 28.
“But even if I’m left high and dry at the end of this wild journey, just taking it is a great feeling.” ~Olivia Wilde
A Monarch butterfly attracted to the bright red and yellow blossoms of the Scarlet milkweed — a popular flower in butterfly gardens.
“Crowded places, I shunned them as noises too rude
And flew to the silence of sweet solitude.”
“To not use a talent to the best of your ability is to stifle the thing that makes you most special. It is like plucking the wings off a butterfly.” ~Fennel Hudson