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. 🙂
17 thoughts on “Stained Glass Wings”
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.
Magnificent is a good word for them. 😊
Indeed – hope you are ok from Irma.
Heavy rain and winds, but we had it better than most.
glad to hear!
Such beauty in the colors and patterns of their wings! Delightful photos, Kathy! 😍
I know – I love the details!
What a beauty!
Hope all is fine with you, there, Kathy. Keeping my fingers crossed and everyone in my thoughts. 💝🙋
Lots of wind and rain, but we are good!
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.
We have had lots of Swallowtails, but this was the only Monarch I saw. Was glad for the photo opp!
OH my, I forgot that you are in Georgia. I do hope that Irma does not make it your door! Stay safe!
Irma got loud, but not much damage here.
Your monarchs are things of beauty, and it makes me happy to see them as they’ve become quite scarce.
They make me happy too. 🙂
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