Stained Glass Wings

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. 🙂

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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17 Responses to Stained Glass Wings

  1. jmcheney says:

    Thank you for beautiful photos of these magnificent creatures. I hope enough of our species will treasure them to advocate for them. I haven’t seen any yet in Asheville, NC, but hope to soon.

  2. Jodi says:

    Indeed – hope you are ok from Irma.

  3. Jill Kuhn says:

    Such beauty in the colors and patterns of their wings! Delightful photos, Kathy! 😍

  4. jmnowak says:

    Hope all is fine with you, there, Kathy. Keeping my fingers crossed and everyone in my thoughts. 💝🙋

  5. Ann Fitzpatrick says:

    I love these photos! You are a wonder, thank you for sharing! I have only seen one monarch this year, so strange! We usually see quite a few. My milkweed had died and was late getting it in.

  6. Ann Fitzpatrick says:

    OH my, I forgot that you are in Georgia. I do hope that Irma does not make it your door! Stay safe!

  7. kathydoremus says:

    Irma got loud, but not much damage here.

  8. lulu says:

    Your monarchs are things of beauty, and it makes me happy to see them as they’ve become quite scarce.

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