As Irma drops branches in my backyard (I’m hoping some are good for Bark Butter!) I am processing pictures from this past week and thought I’d share this majestic Monarch that dropped in.
Monarchs are not common visitors to my front yard, so I was thrilled when this beauty stopped by to enjoy the blossoms.
There is something about its stained glass wing appearance that ushers in a bit of reverence.
This particular Monarch was rather flitty and preferred a wings-closed posture while nipping at the nectar; but every once in awhile it would leave its wings spread for a split second while landing, so I managed to snap a couple shots.
In this end of summer season when my birds aren’t looking their finest (many are molting!) it is nice to have the butterflies to photograph.
I know there is a lot of brokenness in this world we live in, but I’m grateful there’s an abundance of beauty too. 🙂