The Flavor He Favors

I saw my first Gulf Fritillary of the season today.

As I watched him sampling nectar from the Zinnias, he seemed to show a preference for the bright yellow ones and I thought to myself, “If I gave this fellow a bag of Starburst candies, he would likely eat all the lemon first.”

Well, I think he must have read my mind (a super-power he possesses that probably has something to do with his funky antennae) and just to prove me wrong he flitted over and slurped on a strawberry flavored flower.

Seriously though, aren’t these butterflies amazing with their intricate pattern of stripes and spots and polka dots?

And just for the record, the orange Starburst are the best!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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13 Responses to The Flavor He Favors

  1. Sue says:

    Spectacular!! A freshly minted butterfly with wings entirely intact. Really lovely photos, Kathy.

  2. aussiebirder says:

    Gorgeous colour. Not sure which makes the other glow, the flower or the butterfly, they both enhance one another.

  3. RV John says:

    Beautiful images, love the colors.

  4. Jodi says:

    WOWZA!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely stunning shots!

  5. It is so pristine and gorgeous!

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    Wow!! Amazing and glorious all in one!! 🦋👍

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